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A Shock to the System

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo77%
Comedy Crime 
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Rated: 18+ (R)19901h 31mOn: Free Services Fandor Kanopy Tags: Based on Books New York Adaptation Country: America

Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a loud-mouthed yuppie associate, Graham unleashes his rage on an overly aggressive panhandler, who he accidently kills by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train. He re-thinks his problems with an entirely new solution. First, he arranges an "accident" for his annoying wife. Then he creates another "mishap" for his boss. It seems like the world is once more Graham's oyster…but a missing cigarette lighter and a prying police detective may change all that.A Shock to the System featuring Michael Caine and Elizabeth McGovern is streaming on Fandor, free on Popcornflix, streaming with subscription on Shout! Factory TV (Via Prime Video), and 3 others. It's a comedy and crime movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 77% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (3,833 votes).

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Jan Egleson

Jan Egleson

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#9,875 Ranked Movie

#62 Ranked in Movies on Shout Factory TV

#305 Ranked in New York Movies

#1856 Ranked in Crime Movies

A Shock to the System has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 77% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (3,833 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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