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Business as Usual (1988)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 1988 (USA)
After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

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Lezli-An Barrett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Buki Armstrong Buki Armstrong ... Paula Douglas
Simon Barratt Simon Barratt ... Aggressive Man
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Mr. Barry
Eithne Browne Eithne Browne ... Trisha Lane
Michelle Byatt Michelle Byatt ... Jude
Graham Callan Graham Callan ... TV Producer
Jack Carr Jack Carr ... Brian Lewis
Craig Charles ... Eddie
Lesley Daine Lesley Daine ... 1st Shopper
Stephen Dillane ... Mr. Dunlop (as Stephen Dillon)
Natalie Duffy Natalie Duffy ... Rosa
Barry Eaton Barry Eaton ... Lad
Joanne Ellis Joanne Ellis ... Check-out Girl
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... P.C. Whitcombe
Philip Foster Philip Foster ... Tim Flynn
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing organizer, and takes her plight to the union. Written by Pascal Grenier <gonin@generation.net>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chantaje a una mujer See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Socialism saves the day
2 June 1999 | by mictoboySee all my reviews

This debut feature from Leslie-An Barret is commendable for it's attempt to address pertinent social issues of the day. Glenda Jackson, herself politically motivated, does little more than sleepwalk through her role, and, with supporting players reduced to ciphers, propelling the narrative, she ends up floating along with no real purpose or drive.

This movie typifies the sort of things being produced at the time, Cal, Paper Mask, Diamond Skulls, which, like the decade in which they were made, are triumphs of style over substance, albeit, low-budget, cardboard cut-out versions of style.


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