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9 to 5 (1980)

Nine to Five (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 19 December 1980 (USA)
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director:

Colin Higgins

Writers:

Patricia Resnick (story), Colin Higgins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Judy Bernly
Lily Tomlin ... Violet Newstead
Dolly Parton ... Doralee Rhodes
Dabney Coleman ... Franklin Hart, Jr.
Sterling Hayden ... Tinsworthy
Elizabeth Wilson ... Roz
Henry Jones ... Hinkle
Lawrence Pressman ... Dick
Marian Mercer ... Missy Hart
Renn Woods ... Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Betty
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ... Maria
Peggy Pope ... Margaret
Richard Stahl ... Meade
Ray Vitte ... Eddie
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Storyline

Meet Franklin Hart (Dabney Coleman). The biggest "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss on the planet. He thrills in taking advantage of his head female office staff; humiliating, downplaying, and condescending against them whenever conveniently possible, particularly his top assistant Violet (Lily Tomlin). Long-exhausted over his gruesome bullishness, Violet, alongside co-workers Doralee (Dolly Parton) and Judy (Jane Fonda) comprise comical methods of "doing him in", when a freak incident occurs. They then manage to kidnap Hart and trap him in his own house, while assuming control of his department, and productivity leaps. But just how long can they keep him tied up? Written by Peanutlee <oprlvr@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Which would you rather punch? The clock or your boss? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From 9 to 5 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,966,832, 21 December 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,290,500
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When the women flee the hospital with the body, Judy's coat is caught in the door. For the rest of the ride, the coat has disappeared. Until just before they crash, when it is suddenly back hanging from the door sill. See more »

Quotes

Janitress: [seeing the corpse hidden in the bathroom, sitting in a wheelchair] Hey, Vera. We've got another stiff in the john.
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Alternate Versions

TV version omits the pot-smoking scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Nine To Five
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
Produced by Gregg Perry
©1980 Velvet Apple Music and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
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Very Enjoyable
10 October 2004 | by liammurphy1See all my reviews

I know it's a 'chick-flick' but I can't help but like this 1980 Comedy about 3 women played by Jane Fonda,Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton (who also sang the titlesong) who work as secretary's for a mean,horrible,sexist pig (a tailor made role for Dabney Coleman) who decide enough is enough and so plan their revenge.

I've heard of this movie for quite sometime, but didn't watch it because I didn't think it was my cup of tea, How wrong I was, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from start to finish

The movie is quite dated (all the ladies use typewriters-which have since been turned into antiques by the onset of Computers.

It's well Directed by Colin Higgins who had previously Written and Directed the equally enjoyable Chevy Chase-Goldie Hawn Crime Comedy 'Foul Play'.

Followed By not one but TWO TV series based on the film 1982-1983 and 1986-1988 without the Stars and probably suffers as a result

all in all a very enjoyable 1980's Comedy that was a major hit on it's original release 24 years ago.

My Rating ***1/2 out of ***** or 7/10


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