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This was a good movie about what has become a business mine field for male executives. Michael Douglas is a computer whiz working foe a company called Arcomax. He is on the brink of rolling out a new software that will revolutionize computers and a new game system. He is sure that he will also receive a much deserved promotion and a huge bonus. He and his family live in Seattle, just across the bay, from the city. He goes to work on the big day, and finds out that he not only didn't get the promotion, but that it has gone to a woman with whom he had had an affair years before. She is the typical attractive female boss who has made it to the top the old fashioned way, by screwing every boss she ever had and then blackmailing them into promoting her. I know this sounds callous, but it is so true in some industries. She (Demi Moore) makes it clear that she wants old times to continue, but when he stops just short of having sex, she goes after him for revenge. The owner of the company, Donald Sutherland, is trying to effect a merger with another company, and the roll out of this product is very important to the value of his company. There are some problems though. The system has some problems. It can work, but part of the problem is being caused by production problems. Douglas goes home and doesn't tell his lawyer wife what happened. The next day, he is greeted with a sexual harassement claim charged against him. He tells what happened but nobody believed she went after him. He is being urged to take a move to somewhere else to avoid losing his job. This is suicide and would also cost him all bonus, etc. This all was just too convenient. He refused and filed on her and got a real liberal lawyer. What had happened was Demi Moore had a deal with the other company so she had made changes in the production line processes that changed the air quality and started the process of installing chips by hand instead of robotically. This caused continuity problems that made the product look flawed. Going after her, he finds that there is an ally in the company who was watching out for him, "A Friend". He didn't know who this was, but their help saved his but! Douglas finds out that Moore has set him up from the beginning to get him out. She was affecting the merger value of the company and was ready for a big pay day at the end. Instead she was the one fired. Good movie.
The movie version of the book written by Michael Crichton is a
good, but not great performance by Michael Douglas and Demi Moore.
After Fatal Attraction and Basic instinct, you would think that
Douglas would not mess with any more seductresses. However, this
time, Douglas plays a software whiz who rejects his new boss, Demi
Moore s advances- then charges her with sexual harassment. Moore s
plays a women who has advanced by taking no prisoners-female or male-
and her wrath soon emerges upon Douglas. This is a thriller with
sexy action combined with corporate intrigue and is directed by a
top notch directer in Barry Levinson ( The Natural, Good Morning Vietnam,
Rain Man, Wag the Dog, Sleepers, etc) who also does a masterful job.
Good movie for a full evenings entertainment that most will enjoy.
SEX AT THE OFFICE~A ROLE REVERSAL OF A FILM~MUST SEE.
DEMI MOORE CO-STARS AND TURNS THE TABLE AS THE BOSS OF MICHEL DOUGLAS,
IN THIS STEAMY EROTIC THRILLER.
HELL HATH NO FURROR LIKE THE SCORN OF A WOMAN-
OR SO THE STORY GOES-SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS
RATED 5 STARS *****
Demi Moore and Michael Douglas. Excellent movie with excellent actors. Great plot with a twist. A woman sexually harassing a man? Back in the 90's it wasn't thought possible but this movie proved wrong. A highly recommended film!
Enjoy with some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!~~~~~~
Oh my gosh! You've got to see this movie. A software executive trys to put Michael Douglas in a damper. She takes over the company trying to push him out - placing him in an awkward position....
Not his best but another solid Michael Douglas movie. That says it all.The man just knows how to pick a good script and deliver a fine performance time after time
Great movie. Saw it when it was firsted released. A different turn of events in the corprate world. High tech issues before the time. Will watch again. Great cast of actors. Have recomended to many,and they all loved it.
WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT MICHAEL DOUGLAS? THE GUY CAN ACT HIS ASS OFF. GOTTA GIVE DONALD SUTHERLAND A PLUG ON THIS ONE TOO. I DON'T THINK ANYONE COULD HAVE PLAYED HIS PART ANY BETTER. AND WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT DEMI? A GOOD, BELEIVABLE STORY LINE, INTELLEGENT MOVIE, THAT WILL MAKE YOU THINK.
YOU'LL LOVE IT!
A great movie--for Truth lovers. It is a great movie not so much for its acting, directing etc. (which are very good), but for making a first attempt to reveal another Truth. One that has been systematically hidden under the cloud of fear characterizing these PC times (BS times might be a better characterization of the situation). Unfortunately, living under the PC cloud of fear and terror, nobody followed with a similar attempt, so no room for dialogue and interaction. Highly recommended.
This is a must see movie it has excitement and the thrill of being hunted by the oposet sex. Mrs. Moore was so convinsing and Mr.Douglas I thought was going to go for the temtation of lust. This is a must see movie it could hapen to any man or woman and if your not smart enough can take you down.