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The Secretary (1995)

Disgruntled secretary Deidre turns to murder and blackmail after being turned down for promotion.


Andrew Lane


Graham Flashner (screenplay), Graham Flashner (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Harris ... Ellen Bradford
Sheila Kelley ... Deidre Bosnell
Barry Bostwick ... Eric Bradford
James Russo ... Ted Burke
Ray Baker ... Lester Howland
Rod McCary ... George Matthias
Grainger Hines ... Robert Stiller
Mimi Craven ... Marcia Hastings
Sondra Currie ... Mary Quinn
Ashley Peldon ... Cindy Bradford
Richard Herd ... Chuck Bosnell
Christopher Kriesa ... James Robinson
Robert Lipton ... Richard Josephson
Anna Mathias ... June Grayson
J. Madison Wright J. Madison Wright ... Shari Grayson


Deidre Bosnell is the best secretary in the office, but for some reason Lester, her boss, has not give her the promotion she thinks she deserves... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Release Date:

12 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Instinct See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Only if you're really bored.
24 February 2004 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

THE TEMP (1993) didn't do much theatrical business, but here's the direct-to-video rip-off you didn't want, anyway! Ellen Bradford (Mel Harris) is the new woman at Millennium Investments, a high scale brokerage firm, who starts getting helpful hints from wide-eyed secretary Deidre (Sheila Kelley). Deidre turns out to be an ambitious daddy's girl who will stop at nothing to move up the corporate ladder, including screwing a top broker she can't stand and murdering anyone who gets on her bad side. She digs up skeletons in Ellen's closet, tries to cause problems with her husband (Barry Bostwick), kills while making it look like she is responsible, kidnaps her daughter and tries to get her to embezzle money from the company.

Harris and Kelley deliver competent performances, the supporting cast is alright and it's reasonably well put-together, but that doesn't fully compensate for a script that travels down a well-worn path and offers few surprises.

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