A Shock to the System

1990, Comedy/Mystery & thriller, 1h 31m

28 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Aided by Michael Caine's finely layered performance, A Shock to the System finds dark comedy in the cutthroat modern business world. Read critic reviews

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When experienced advertising executive Graham Marshall (Michael Caine) loses out on a promotion to a younger man, the situation inadvertently leads him to cause a subway accident in which a homeless man is killed. Discovering that there are no consequences to this incident, Marshall begins plotting revenge on anyone who has wronged him, and even his longtime wife, Leslie (Swoosie Kurtz), isn't safe. How far will Marshall travel down this path of vengeance?

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