Head Office

Synopsis: Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's dead body. John keeps getting promotions, but cant figure out why. Actually management doesn't care about him, they hope that having hired him, his father, Senator Issel, will vote the way they like.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Ken Finkleman
Production: HBO Video
 
IMDB:
5.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
0%
PG-13
Year:
1985
90 min
12 Views

Home Box Office, Inc. [cars honking] [train whistle blowing] Hi, my name is Pete Helmes. 30 years ago,

I started a small company called INC Bearing and Tool. And with these balls of steel,

I built INC International. Now we produce

over 10,000 products from a 50 megaton

nuclear warhead to a creamier, nuttier

peanut butter and a new quieter

artificial heart. Every day at INC,

we're developing products that will improve your life like Permalax,

an all-new laxative implant that relieves irregularity

for up to 25 years with a one-step implantation. Eh, I had the Permalax implant. Now I'm regular for life. [chuckles] But more important, we care about you. And we care

about our employees. INC is the company

that cares about people. Mr. Helmes wants

Senator Issel's full cooperation when we make

our Latin American move. What'd you get on him? Yes, sir. He's Washington's strongest

supporter of big business. That's his voting record. We contributed $150,000

to his last campaign and laundered it

through our Mexican banks. These are

the cancelled checks. His wife's a heavy boozer. Those are copies

of her liquor store bills. He's having an affair with a

D.C. hooker named Kitten Davis. Those are the Polaroids. He's been bribed

by all the major oil companies. These are

the telephone transcripts and, of course,

the standard men's room shots. Fine. And his son's graduation

is this month. Perfect. [tense synthesizer music] You're leaders.

You're businessmen. You're America's future. They say a Master's Degree

in Business from this school is the golden ticket

to the top positions of industry and finance. But this school can only

provide her graduates with the tools. It's up to you

as individuals to put those tools to work. [whispering]

Where in hell is

the goddamn son of a bitch? (man)

I-I don't know

about this, Dr. Kline. Maybe you shouldn't be

taking that off. I've got a terrible feeling

this is very wrong. My graduation ceremony

starts any second. (Kline)

Don't worry, Jack,

you'll make it. Are you sure this is

okay in your lab? It's a normal,

organic function. I don't know. I mean, it's all the way

across campus. For 72 years, our graduates-- I'm a damned U.S. senator. I've got a damned election

coming up. I've got a damned

reputation to protect. And I'm not going to allow

your damned son to embarrass me like this and tarnish

my damned image. [howling]

(Kline)

Oh, Jack, stay with me. I swear I'll murder him

for this. And the honor roll

of America's industrial history reads much like the honor roll

of this school. Names like Rockefeller-- (Kline)

Jack! Ford-- Jack! Morgan-- [softly]

Jack. Vanderbilt and Mellon-- Stay with me, Jack! And it's up to you,

the class of '85, to carry the torch

of that great tradition into America's

industrial future. [howling]

Oh, Jack, oh! [applause] Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you. McDermott, Iona. Martinez, Juan Jorge. I didn't expect this. Neither did I. Low pulse rate, vascular

circulation at a minimum. I just didn't think

it'd be like this when I lost my virginity. This is your first time? I forgot to mention that. Senator. How are you? Uh, Bob Nixon. Senator Issel. [whispering]

Senator. Senator Issel was appointed

Washington's Chairman of the Senate Committee

on Latin American Affairs. What brings INC out here

on a workday, Scott? Recruiting.

Oh. Hudson, John Matthew. I like this

John Hudson kid. Second in class,

good family. How about your boy? Taking any offers? [laughs]

Well, let's just say

Jack's reviewing his options. He knows what's important. He'll land on his feet. So, Jack, what are

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Ken Finkleman

Ken Finkleman is a Canadian television and film writer, producer and actor. Finkleman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. more…

All Ken Finkleman scripts | Ken Finkleman Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss this Head Office script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Head Office" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://www.scripts.com/script/head_office_9737>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.