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The Boss' Wife (1986)

R | | Comedy | 7 November 1986 (USA)
Joel Keefer is a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him - his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife.

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Ziggy Steinberg

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Ziggy Steinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Stern ... Joel Keefer
Arielle Dombasle ... Louise Roalvang
Fisher Stevens ... Carlos Delgado
Melanie Mayron ... Janet Keefer
Lou Jacobi ... Harry Taphorn
Martin Mull ... Tony Dugdale
Christopher Plummer ... Mr. Roalvang
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Suzy Dugdale
Robert Costanzo ... Eddie
Thalmus Rasulala ... Barney
Jack Andreozzi ... Doorman
Freddye Chapman Freddye Chapman ... Marge
John Harwood John Harwood ... Roalvang Aide
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Ticket Taker
Jim Hudson ... Cop
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Storyline

Joel Keefer is a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him - his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife.

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A full-bodied comedy about boardroom and bedroom politics. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Chefe See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Carlos Delgado: To tell you the gods honest truth, I used to use a table. But it broke. From a fat person. Weighed 300lbs at least. Table just collapsed. Killed my cat. Poor bastard.
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Equinox
Wtitten by John Coltrane
Performed by Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Courtesy of Concord Picante Records
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23 February 2002 | by wiluxe-2See all my reviews

Like any other good farce, the characters in this film represent extremes: the boss (Plummer) is REALLY eccentric and REALLY blind to his wife's behavior; his wife (Dombasle) is RELENTLESSLY seductive and sexual; the photographer (Delgado) sees the EXTREME anger he deliberately arouses in people as affirmation of his art; Daniel Stern is climbing the walls to have sex with his wife (Mayron), but can't, since they have to wait until she's at her most fertile (making the advances on him by Dombasle that much funnier, since he has no choice but to resist her constantly); Martin Mull is the CONSUMMATE yes-man, clawing his way up the corporate ladder. Character development? Who needs it? THE BOSS' WIFE isn't trying to be CITIZEN KANE; it's just a very funny movie. And it's NOT slapstick, despite what others might tell you.


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