9 to 5 (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

9 to 5 (1980)

9 to 5 (1980)

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Movie Info

Three female office workers become friends and get revenge against their boss, a sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot, and in so doing create a more efficient and pleasant work environment.

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Cast

Jane Fonda
as Judy Bernly
Lily Tomlin
as Violet Newstead
Dolly Parton
as Doralee Rhodes
Dabney Coleman
as Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Sterling Hayden
as Tinsworthy
Marian Mercer
as Missy Hart
Ren Woods
as Barbara
Peggy Pope
as Margaret
Ray Vitte
as Eddie
Edward Marshall
as Bob Enright
Alan Haufrect
as Chuck Strell
Earl Boen
as Perkins
Tom Tarpey
as Norman Lane
David F. Price
as Josh Newstead
Michael Delano
as Motorcycle Cop
Gavin H. Mooney
as Detective at Hospital
Peter Hobbs
as Doctor at St. Ambrose Hospital
Esther Sutherland
as Janitress at Hospital
Helene Heigh
as Charlotte
Vicki Belmonte
as Phoebe Hotz
Jerrold Ziman
as Tom Wood
Eric Mansker
as Eric the Mailroom Clerk
Raymond O'Keefe
as Man at St. Ambrose Hospital
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Critic Reviews for 9 to 5

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (4)

Although it can probably be argued that Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins' script [from a story by Resnick] at times borders on the inane, the bottom line is that this picture is a lot of fun.

Full Review… | June 24, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Despite an excellent and promising cast, this Hollywood attempt at a mainstream feminist comedy is flabby and bland.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[Parton] is, on the basis of this one film, a natural-born movie star, a performer who holds our attention so easily that it's hard to believe it's her first film.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's clearly a movie that began as someone's bright idea, which then went into production before anyone had time to give it a well-defined personality.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A serious subject is given a lively comic sheen in this picture, which hardly seems dated when viewed through the prism of the contemporary workplace.

Full Review… | October 29, 2016
Creative Loafing

Classic '80s comedy takes on sexual harassment.

Full Review… | February 16, 2016
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for 9 to 5

½

Actually downgraded this - was worse than I remembered. The three leads are great and I liked the idea of the downtrodden office workers, but it goes too heavily into the revenge and becomes boring. I also hated the three revenge fantasies. Too long and pointless.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A fabulous chick flick! It's very funny, and the actresses are fantastic. The story is funny, and realistic too. I highly recommend this one.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I really like the plot. It was a good 80's film but the acting was little on the weak side.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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