It is about three working women living out the fantasy of getting even with, and their successful overthrow of, the company's autocratic, "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss.
Nine to Five was an across-the-board hit, grossing USD$103,290,500 in the U.S. alone. As a star vehicle for singer Dolly Parton, it launched her permanently into mainstream popular culture. Although a television series based on the film was less successful, a musical version of the film, with new songs written by Parton, will begin a Broadway run in 2009.
This film is number 47 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".