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A Shock to the System
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
4 Stars
A Shock to the System Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica at Showcase Orange
Rating: R Year: 1990 Category: Thriller
Director: Jan Egleson Time: 91 min. Writer: Simon Brett

Mine: Really great thriller that never attracted much attention. Great performance by Caine as the everyman that can't take it any more. Good work by the supporting cast.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Caine adds luster to this so-so black comedy as a harried ad executive who discovers how easy it is to kill anyone in his way after he's passed over for a promotion. Has its moments as a topical look at greed, corporate-style, but could have been far more pointed and involving.
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