A Shock to the System Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for A Shock to the System the Movie

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Business exec. Caine is passed over for a long-deserved promotion in favor of a younger man. When he accidentally pushes a panhandler in front of a subway in a fit of rage, he realizes how easy murder is and thinks it may be the answer to all his problems. Tries to be a satire take on corporate greed, etc., but somehow loses steam. Excellent cast makes the difference; Caine adds class. Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Distribution

HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Satire & Parody, Growing Older, Yuppie Nightmares, Corporate Shenanigans, Dying for a Promotion
Screenplay
Andrew Klavan
Cast
Michael Caine, Elizabeth McGovern, Peter Riegert, Swoosie Kurtz, Will Patton, Jenny Wright, John McMartin, Barbara Baxley
Cinematography
Paul Goldsmith
Director
Jan Egleson
Music
Gary Chang
Producer
Corsair Pictures, Patrick McCormick

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