9 TO 5 (1980) C widescreen 110m dir: Colin Higgins
w/Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Jones, Lawrence Pressman, Marian Mercer, Ren Woods
From Variety's contemporary review of the film: "Anyone who has ever worked in an office will be able to identify with the antics in Nine to Five. Although it probably can be argued that Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins's script [from a story by Resnick] at times borders on the inane, the bottom line is that this picture is a lot of fun.
"Story concerns a group of office workers (Lily Tomlin the all-knowing manager who trained the boss but can't get promoted, Jane Fonda the befuddled newcomer, and Dolly Parton the alluring personal secretary) who band together to seek revenge on the man who is making their professional lives miserable.
"Tomlin comes off best in the most appealing role as the smart yet under-appreciated glue in the office cement.
"Parton makes a delightful screen debut in a role tailored to her already well-defined country girl personality. Surprisingly, Fonda, initiator of the project, emerges as the weakest."
NINE TO FIVE was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song ("Nine to Five," Parton).