The Temp (1993)



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Kris Bolin (Lara Flynn Boyle) is the new, slick and ultra-capable temp on the corporate block in this thriller. Her junior executive boss Peter Derns (Timothy Hutton) is pressured to show what he's got to his boss (Faye Dunaway) and the conglomerate that just took over the cookie company. Helping in ways one wouldn't believe, is his assistant Kris, who, after being permanently added to the staff in spite of her co-workers' hatred of her, seems to be doing more than what is included in her job … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kevin Falls, Tom Engelman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Paramount Home Video


as Peter Derns

as Kris Bolin

as Charlene Towne

as Roger Jasser

as Jack Hartsell

as Brad Montroe

as Sara Meinhold

as Dr. Feldman

as Sharon Derns

as Rosemary

as Nathan Derns

as Marla Higgins

as Larry

as Bouncer

as Waiter

as Officer Security Gua...

as Bill Lives

as Test Lady

as Helicopter Pilot

as Shopper

as Researcher

as Juice Bartender

as Mr. Henderson

as Man in Bar

as Redmont Secretary #1

as Redmont Secretary #2

as Minister

as Lobby Security Guard

as Receptionist

as Bill Lives

as 'New' Lobby Security...

as TV Newscaster

as TV Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for The Temp

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

As written by Kevin Falls and directed by Tom Holland, The Temp starts well and runs into trouble about midway through.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Some of the movie plays as if it were intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but other parts are played straight, making it appear that Holland and his screenwriter Kevin Falls couldn't make up their minds about what sort of movie they wanted to make.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The Temp is as unimaginative as thrillers get, with a plot-by-numbers script and insipid direction.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 12, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Temp


Picked this up for $6. Hadn't seen it before, but looked like a bit of 90's tack I might enjoy.
Actually, it wasn't too bad. The glass in the cookies scene alone raised this movie half a star.
What I didn't like was the end. Seriously? The woman is crazy and has killed several people and he thinks she's going to take that?!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A good cast almost rescue this 90s "B" movie cross between an 80s yuppie flick and Fatal Attraction. Story is quite weak and a little silly.

The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer


The one movie I didn't find Lara Flynn Boyle annoying. A very sexy movie and a bit trashy, but fun anyway.


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