Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

The Temp Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Temp is yet another installment in the 1990s thriller genre of "the conniving woman who gets back at all who stand in her way to success," as seen in , , , , , et al. In this rehash of the perennial formula, Peter Derns (Timothy Hutton), a marketing executive for a cookie company that has recently been bought out by another firm, is forced to hire temporary help when his regular office assistant, Lance (Scott Coffey) takes paternity leave. Into the breach comes Kris Bolen (Lara Flynn Boyle), whose efficiency saves the day for the clueless Peter. Unfortunately for Peter's associates, her efficiency extends to killing off Peter's regular assistant upon her return to work by arranging an accident with a paper shredder. But Kris doesn't stop there, and Peter begins to notice a high body count of dead employees falling around him. Peter suspects Kris may be the culprit, but since he has just emerged from treatment for acute paranoia, he can't decide if he is imaging things or not. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:February 12, 1993

Cast

Timothy Hutton
as Peter Derns
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Kris Bolin
Dwight Schultz
as Roger Jasser
Oliver Platt
as Jack Hartsell
Steven Weber
as Brad Montroe
Faye Dunaway
as Charlene Towne
Colleen Flynn
as Sara Meinhold
Scott Coffey
as Lance
Dakin Matthews
as Dr. Feldman
Maura Tierney
as Sharon Derns
Judith Holstra
Lin Shaye
as Rosemary
Jesse Vint
as Larry
Don Alder
as Officer Security Guard
Betsy Toll
as Test Lady
Mary Marsh
as Shopper
William Earl Ray
as Man in Bar
Russ Fast
as Cop
Shanti Kahn
as 1st Redmont Secretary
Rob La Belle
as Bill Lives
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Gary Rooney
as Bouncer
Don Alder
as Officer Security Guard
Rob La Belle
as Bill Lives
Mary Marsh
as Shopper
William Earl Ray
as Man in Bar
Betsy Toll
as Test Lady
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Lin Shaye
as Rosemary
Jesse Vint
as Larry
Shanti Kahn
as 1st Redmont Secretary
Russ Fast
as Cop

Crew

Tom Holland
Director
Tom Engelman
Producer
Howard W. Koch
Producer
David Permut
Producer
Kevin Falls
Screenwriter
Tom Engelman
Screenwriter
Michael D. O'Shea
Cinematographer
Steve Yaconelli
Cinematographer
Frederic Talgorn
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Conrad
Editor
Joel Schiller
Production Designer
Tom Rand
Costume Designer
Elisabeth Leustig
Casting
Advertisement