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The Temp Details


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


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
Shanti Kahn
as 1st Redmont Secretary
Judith Holstra
Russ Fast
as Cop
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Lin Shaye
as Rosemary
Jesse Vint
as Larry
William Earl Ray
as Man in Bar
Betsy Toll
as Test Lady
Rob La Belle
as Bill Lives
Mary Marsh
as Shopper
Gary Rooney
as Bouncer
Don Alder
as Officer Security Guard


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