A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 5.9/10 (19,955 voted)
Critic's Score: 58/100
Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland
With his company about to merge, a happily married and successful computer expert is expecting a promotion. Instead the job goes to a woman from another plant with whom he had an affair in his bachelor days. His new boss, not only dangerously sexy but equally dangerously ambitious, has climbed the corporate ladder by exerting undue influence on the CEO. She apparently tries to pick up where they left off but he just about manages to resist. This liaison is soon revealed to be part of her master plan to consolidate power and use Tom as a scapegoat to cover her technical misdeeds. As his position at work comes under increasing pressure he decides to file charges of sexual harassment. This is the last thing the company needs.
Writers: Michael Crichton, Paul Attanasio
Mary Anne Hunter
John Conley Jr
Sex Is Power
Release Date: 9 December 1994
Filming Locations: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Box Office Details
Did You Know?
Before the publication of The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton had written under many pseudonyms, one being Michael Douglas.
Errors in geography:
When Tom is driving to the Bainbridge – Seattle ferry at the beginning of the movie (with the Mt. Rainier in the background), he's actually driving away from the ferry down a dead end road on the island.
Let's get down to business.
Very Satisfying Story
This was satisfying to watch, just to see justice done to an evil
character (played well by Demi Moore). It's also refreshing – and
astonishing – to see the flip side of the coin: a man accusing a woman
of sexual harassment and proving it! What a unique twist, almost
unheard of in the Liberal world of mainstream films.
Michael Douglas co-stars with Moore and is good, too, but I found
Douglas' lawyer "Catherine Alvarez" played by Roma Maffia, to be the
most interesting of them all and making the most profound statements in
this tale of "power" (not sex).
Donald Sutherland gives another convincing performance as a "bad guy"
as well. That's a role he seems best suited to play. All the actors are
good on this adaption from a Michael Crichton book.
The radical feminists didn't like this movie, so you know the the film
has something going for it besides good acting and dialog. They want
everything slanted to them, but as it's pointed out in the film, things
can go both ways…..and what's wrong with an even playing field?