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Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 January 1986 (USA)
Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

Director:

Ken Finkleman

Writer:

Ken Finkleman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Jack Issel
Lori-Nan Engler Lori-Nan Engler ... Rachael Helmes
Eddie Albert ... Pete Helmes
Merritt Butrick ... John Hudson
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Bob Nixon
Richard Masur ... Max Landsberger
Rick Moranis ... Howard Gross
Don Novello ... Sal
Michael O'Donoghue ... Scott Dantley
Jane Seymour ... Jane Caldwell
Wallace Shawn ... Mike Hoover
Bruce Wagner ... Al Kennedy
Danny DeVito ... Frank Stedman
Ron James Ron James ... Mark Rabinovich
John Kapelos ... General Sepulveda
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Storyline

Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's dead body. John keeps getting promotions, but cant figure out why. Actually management doesn't care about him, they hope that having hired him, his father, Senator Issel, will vote the way they like. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

Join the lunatics that run the world's most irrational multinational. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Männer für jeden Job See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,937,934, 5 January 1986

Gross USA:

$3,393,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,393,807
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The band General Public is featured performing "Cry on Your Own Shoulder" in a night club scene. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is first shown his new office in Complaints, the name plate by his door appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Helmes: Hi. My name is Pete Helmes. 30 years ago, I started a small company called INC Bearing and Tool, and with these balls of steel I built INC International. Now, we produce over 10,000 products, from a 50-megaton nuclear warhead to a creamer, nuttier peanut butter and a new, quieter, artificial heart. Every day at INC we're developing products that will improve your life, like Permalax, an all-new laxative implant, that relieves irregularity for up to 25 years with a one-step ...
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Alternate Versions

The TV network version has various additional scenes which include:
  • Jack walking across a basketball court and shooting a basket with some player friends of his while on his way to his first day at INC.
  • Additional bit of dialog between Helms and General Toliver in the helicopter.
  • A scene of Jack buying a Rolling Stones magazine at a corner news stand and the first introduction Robert Hoover and Al Kennedy bickering about Helms.
  • Additional dialog between Jack and Jane in her office telling him that "information is power."
  • Another bit of dialog where Kennedy discuses INC's plans for a proxy fight over a company called West Oil during the board meeting in which Helms disagrees.
  • Helms detailing INC's strengths in another bit while discussing an unpaid phone bill over a client.
  • Kennedy telling Jane about him quitting INC and his plan for asking Helms to join a Los Angeles office during the board meeting scene with the little German-speaking man.
  • Additional scene of Jack first arriving at Helms' house and a frantic Kennedy trying to talk to Helms during his morning jog around his back garden about an Los Angeles job and being set upon by a guard dog as well as treading across a reflecting pond to keep up with him.
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Connections

References Those Amazing Animals (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

FLYER
Performed, written and produced by GEO
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Excellent movie for those working in large corporations
6 June 2000 | by peterveeSee all my reviews

As the other reviewer says, this is definitely a gem of a movie! If you work in a 15000+ employee corporation, you will see what we mean.

Danny De Vito is excellent as a manager who has been forced to jump to his early fall from an office window; Don Novello as the car driver with a taste for Julio Iglessias; Judge Rheinhold playing Jack Issel is great as the son of a congressman; Rick Moranis as a PR head is also great especially with the delivery of the line "I love this business" as he is checking his blood pressure; as is Jane Seymour, offering the line, after making love to a colleague: 'I wouldn't be much if a screwed my way to the bottom."

Great movie all round. I specially liked the line "we make everything from toilet paper to nuclear power plants."

You will certainly enjoy this one!


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