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      A Shock to the System

      1990, Mystery & thriller/Comedy, 1h 31m

      33 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Aided by Michael Caine's finely layered performance, A Shock to the System finds dark comedy in the cutthroat modern business world. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      When experienced advertising executive Graham Marshall (Michael Caine) loses out on a promotion to a younger man, the situation inadvertently leads him to cause a subway accident in which a homeless man is killed. Discovering that there are no consequences to this incident, Marshall begins plotting revenge on anyone who has wronged him, and even his longtime wife, Leslie (Swoosie Kurtz), isn't safe. How far will Marshall travel down this path of vengeance?

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Jan Egleson

      • Producer: Patrick McCormick

      • Writer: Andrew Klavan

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $2.0M

      • Runtime:

      • Production Co: Brigand Films

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Michael Caine
      Elizabeth McGovern
      Peter Riegert
      Swoosie Kurtz
      Jenny Wright
      John McMartin
      Philip Moon
      Andrew Klavan
      Leslie Morgan
      Paul Goldsmith
      Gary Chang
      Howard Cummings
      Bob Shaw
      Robert J. Franco
      John A. Dunn

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