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Harrassment in the Workplace

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This movie tells the story of three clerical workers in corporate America who have to endure a sexist boss (played perfectly by Dabney Coleman). Each of the main characters fantasize about getting their sweet revenge with their boss. And one day, due to a freak accident (caused by Violet) they actually live out their fantasy! Mr. Heart (the boss) hears of how he was "poisoned" from his 2-faced cohort Roz (played by Elizabeth Wilson) who was only too happy to repeat the gossip that she overheard

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on 3/28/2013

This movie is one of the rare achievements in comedy: I can watch this over and over (and I have) and still laugh at the same parts. The jokes never wear out after a viewing or two. That's due in part to the excellent camaraderie between Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, & Dolly Parton. I simply can't imagine this film without any of those three, for they made their roles what it is & the interactions between the three of them are hilarious.

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Clock in for one of the most hilarious comedies ever made -- presented for the first time as a Special Edition DVD! Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman team up to give this Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition the special treatment it deserves with all-new on-camera interviews! Also including a new audio commentary with cast members, deleted scenes, a twenty-four-minute retrospective, Parton's Oscar-nominated hit song and much, much more, this definitive DVD takes laughter into overtime!

Stuck in a dead-end job under a boss that she trained, Violet Newstead (Tomlin) is at her wit's end. But when the boss' good-natured secretary (Parton) and a new hire (Fonda) decide that they've had enough, too, their revenge fantasy becomes hilarious reality in a scheme that spins wildly out of control!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202221945
UPC 024543232964
UPC 14 00024543232964
Format DVD
Release Date 4/2/2013
Rating Rating
Big Business
Essential Cinema
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 9 TO 5 is the much-loved revenge comedy about three female office workers (the terrific trio of Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton) in a giant corporation who are subjected to the indignity of a chauvinist boss (played marvelously by Dabney Coleman). They entertain wild fantasies to get even through a series of outrageous incidents. When the film first came to theaters in 1980, it was a huge hit not just because of the quality of the film but because of the subject matter of women being treated fairly in the workplace. Dolly Parton's theme song was nominated for an Academy Award.
Plot Summary
Summary Three working women, one a hyperefficient office manager, one a frazzled divorcée, and the last a sexy executive secretary, combine forces to take revenge against their sleazy, sexist boss.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I'll change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot."--Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton) to Franklin Hart (Dabney Coleman)
Premiere "The three stars are in fine fettle, with Parton especially appealing in her film debut." 11/01/2005 p.121
Entertainment Weekly "In this perfectly plotted paean to overworked, under-estimated, sexually harassed secretaries, the Fonda-Tomlin-Parton chemistry is divine..." -- Grade: A 04/07/2006 p.48
Colin Higgins
Jane Fonda
Dolly Parton
Lily Tomlin
Cast & Crew
Bruce Gilbert - Producer
Charles Fox - Musical Score
Colin Higgins - Director
Colin Higgins - Screenplay
Dabney Coleman - Actor
Dolly Parton - Musical Score
Dolly Parton - Actor
Elizabeth Wilson - Actor
Henry Jones - Actor
Jane Fonda - Actor
Lawrence Pressman - Actor
Lily Tomlin - Actor
Marian Mercer - Actor
Patricia Resnick - Screenplay
Reynaldo Villalobos - Director of Photography
Sterling Hayden - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1980
Catalog ID 2233296
UPC 00024543232964
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Nominee (1981) Golden Globe, Dolly Parton, Best Motion Picture Song ("9 To 5"),Golden Globe, Dolly Parton, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical,Golden Globe, Dolly Parton, New Female Motion Picture Star Of The Year,Oscar, Dolly Parton, Best Song ("9 To 5")
Grammy (1982) Charles Fox, Dolly Parton, Nominee, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
People's Choice (1981) "9 to 5", Winner, Favorite Theme/Song from a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (1981) Dolly Parton, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy,Dolly Parton, Nominee, New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female,Dolly Parton ("Nine to Five"), Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Oscar (1981) Dolly Parton ("Nine to Five"), Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review He'd never make anyone's list of great '70s auteurs, but say a special prayer of thanks for the late Colin Higgins, writer of Harold And Maude and Silver Streak, and writer-director of Foul Play and 9 To 5. His scripts were soggily constructed and his comic sense was shticky, but Higgins had an innate feeling for how to make '70s audiences uncomfortable enough to laugh nervously, but not so uncomfortable that they'd flee the theater. In 9 To 5 particularly, Higgins confronted sexual inequality in the workplace, casting Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin as secretaries who get so fed up with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss Dabney Coleman that they kidnap and imprison him. Higgins peppers the story with some fairly sadistic slapstick and an obligatory "the ladies smoke a joint" scene, which would all be subversive if nearly every other comedy of the time weren't equally libertine...Parton is fun to watch as the bombshell everyone wrongly assumes to be the office slut, but Fonda and Tomlin play too much to type as the meek divorcee and the bitter feminist. And though it's always funny to hear Coleman mutter "Goddamn it," he's really not in the movie that much...Still, the movie is surprisingly smart about the politics of the glass ceiling, which keeps Tomlin in a pink-collar supervisor position while every man she trains gets promoted past her. The way Coleman asserts his masculinity with phrases like "cut the balls off the competition," and the way our heroic trio works together to sculpt a worker's paradise--complete with flex-time and day-care facilities--serves as an effective summary of the era's hot-button issues. But perhaps most importantly, 9 To 5 freezes forever the look of an office circa 1980, with its room-filling copy machines and Rolodexes. That's the kind of zeitgeist-check that Hollywood movies often do best.
Reviewer Noel Murray
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Nine to Five" is a good-hearted, simple-minded comedy that will win a place in film history, I suspect, primarily because it contains the movie debut of Dolly Parton. She is, on the basis of this one film, a natural-born movie star, a performer who holds our attention so easily that it's hard to believe it's her first film...There have been other debuts this unmistakable; you could name Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Travolta..."Nine to Five" is only a fairly successful comedy. It has some very funny moments, and then it has some major ingredients that don't work, including some of its fantasy sequences. But then it also has Dolly Parton. And she contains so much energy, so much life and unstudied natural exuberance that watching her do anything in this movie is a pleasure. Because there have been so many Dolly Parton jokes (and doubtless will be so many more), I had better say that I'm not referring to her sex appeal or chest measurements. Indeed, she hardly seems to exist as a sexual being in this movie. She exists on another plane, as Monroe did: She is a center of life on the screen...What I enjoyed most, as you have already guessed, was Dolly Parton. Is she an actress? Yes, definitely, I'd say, although I am not at all sure how wide a range of roles she might be able to play. She's perfect for this one - which was, of course, custom-made for her. But watch her in the scenes where she's not speaking, where the action is elsewhere on the screen. She's always in character, always reacting, always generating so much energy we expect her to fly apart...What is involved here is probably something other than "acting." It has to do with what Bernard Shaw called the "life force," that dynamo of energy that some people seem to possess so bountifully. Dolly Parton on the screen simply seems to be having a great time, ready to sweep everyone else up in her enthusiasm, her concern, her energy. It's some show.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format)
Product Attributes
Actor Fonda,Jane
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...this comedy is dynamite [with]...Appealing performances by the star trio...
The Motion Picture Guide Lots of laughs...
Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-In.com A frequently hilarious comic revenge fantasy that struck a cord with people from all walks of life.
Dennis Prince, DVD Verdict The ensemble cast works perfectly throughout the picture...Parton does an exceptional job with her big-screen premiere.
Preston Jones, DVD Talk ...boasts three great performances from Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin as well as Parton's insanely catchy, classic title tune.
Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com Infectiously entertaining little 80's comedy that features three great leading ladies and the immortal Dabney Coleman.

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