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.


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Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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