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Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda), a housewife whose husband has left her for his secretary, begins her own secretarial career at a huge corporation. Violet Newstead (Lily Tomlin), a feisty, veteran office manager, instructs her on the perils and procedures of office life -- and of working for Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman), their chauvinistic, sleazy boss, and his right-hand woman, the crisp, nosy Roz (Elizabeth Wilson). Meanwhile, Hart's endless attempts to seduce his happily married secretary, Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton), lead the entire office to think she's a trollop. When Hart unfairly passes Violet over for a promotion, she drowns her sorrows at a local bar with Judy and Doralee, who regales the others with tales of Hart's epic advances. Later, at Doralee's house, the women smoke pot, eat barbecue, and concoct hilarious revenge fantasies -- a rodeo hog-tie, a Wild West shootout, and a gothic Snow White scenario -- about killing their boss. When a mix-up leads the women to think they have accidentally poisoned Hart's coffee, they hatch a scheme to protect themselves by stealing Hart's body from the morgue. When he turns up alive, never having drunk the coffee, they must kidnap him to prevent him from blackmailing them or calling the police. The women then use the occasion of their boss' absence to effect some changes around the office. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dolly Parton Best Original Song 1980 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dolly Parton Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1980 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dolly Parton New Star of the Year - Female 1980 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dolly Parton Best Song 1980 Nominee

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Judy Bernly
Lily Tomlin
as Violet Newstead
Dolly Parton
as Doralee Rhodes
Dabney Coleman
as Franklin Hart Jr.
Sterling Hayden
as Tinsworthy
Elizabeth Wilson
as Roz
Henry Jones
as Hinkle
Lawrence Pressman
as Dick
Marian Mercer
as Missy Hart
Ren Woods
as Barbara
Norma Donaldson
as Betty
Peggy Pope
as Margaret
Richard Stahl
as Meade
Ray Vitte
as Eddie
Alan Haufrect
as Chuck Strell
Earl Boen
as Perkins
Tom Tarpey
as Norman Lane
Michael de Lano
as Motorcycle Cop
Barbara Chase
as Buffy
Peter Hobbs
as Doctor
Terrence E. McNally
as Policeman
Esther Sutherland
as Janitress
Helene Heigh
as Charlotte
Vicki Belmonte
as Phoebe Hotz
Eric Mansker
as Mailroom Clerk
Shirley Anthony
as Maxine
Michael Hehr
as Intern
Gary Bisig
as Medic
Raymond O'Keefe
as Man in Hospital
Brad David
Raymond O'Keefe
as Man in Hospital
Shirley Anthony
as Maxine
Terrence E. McNally
as Policeman
Earl Boen
as Perkins
Gary Bisig
as Medic
Eric Mansker
as Mailroom Clerk
Barbara Chase
as Buffy
Alan Haufrect
as Chuck Strell
Michael Hehr
as Intern
Richard Stahl
as Meade
Ray Vitte
as Eddie
Esther Sutherland
as Janitress
Peter Hobbs
as Doctor
Vicki Belmonte
as Phoebe Hotz
Tom Tarpey
as Norman Lane
Michael de Lano
as Motorcycle Cop
Helene Heigh
as Charlotte

Crew

Colin Higgins
Director
Bruce Gilbert
Producer
Colin Higgins
Screenwriter
Patricia Resnick
Screenwriter
Reynaldo Villalobos
Cinematographer
Dolly Parton
Songwriter
Anne McCulley
Set Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Chuck Gaspar
Special Effects
Charles Gaspar
Special Effects
Marv Ystrom
Special Effects
Gary Daigler
First Assistant Director
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