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A Shock to the System Details


Shock to the System is a black comedy about a middle-aged advertising executive (Michael Caine) who loses his long-awaited promotion to a younger man (Peter Reigret). In frustration, Caine accidentally pushes a panhandler in front of a subway train--and he gets away with the death. Realizing that committing murder might be a little easier than he previously had thought, he begins plotting the murder of several of his corporate enemies. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi


Michael Caine
as Graham Marshall
Elizabeth McGovern
as Stella Anderson
Peter Riegert
as Robert Benham
Swoosie Kurtz
as Leslie Marshall
Will Patton
as Lieutenant Laker
Jenny Wright
as Melanie O'Connor
John McMartin
as George Brewster
Barbara Baxley
as Lillian
Haviland Morris
as Tara Liston
Philip Moon
as Henry Park
Alice Haining
as Benham's Secretary
Patience Moore
as Wanda Maas
Mary Colquhoun
Marie Sylvia
as Waitress/Dazzles
David Kramer
as Additional Dialogue
Angela Pietropinto
as Additional Dialogue
Victor Truro
as Bum
Kim Staunton
as Secretary
Alicia Hoge
as Secretary
Scotty Bloch
as Secretary
Welker White
as Kennel Driver
Mike Cicchetti
as Beggar in Subway
Miguel Perez
as Transit Cop
Fred Ephraim
as Additional Dialogue
Socorro Santiago
as Rental Car Attendant
Sam Schacht
as David Jones
Zach Grenier
as Executive
John Finn
as Motorman
Sheila Stainback
as News Anchor Woman
Mia Dillon
as Graham's Secretary
Mike Starr
as Bum
John Freeman
as Decorator
David Schramm
as Executive
Samuel L. Jackson
as Ulysses
Darrell Wilks
as Mailroom Boy
Jim Dratfield
as Additional Dialogue
Garry Goodrow
as Additional Dialogue
Joe Zaloom
as Hot Dog Vendor
Craig Sechler
as Additional Dialogue
Frank Ferrara
as Cab Driver
Rick Petrucelli
as Beggar
Kent Broadhurst
as Executive
Christopher Durang
as Convention Speaker
Rik Colitti
as Bum


Jan Egleson
Patrick McCormick
Andrew Klavan
Andrew Klavan
Book Author
Alice Arlen
Paul H. Goldsmith
Gary Chang
Composer (Music Score)
Peter C. Frank
Carl Clifford
Production Designer
Howard Cummings
Production Designer
Alice Arlen
Associate Producer
Robert Franco
Set Designer
John Dunn
Costume Designer
Randall Balsmeyer
Special Effects
Frank Ferrara
Mary Colquhoun
Kathryn Bihr
Toni Trimble