A Shock to the System

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"Climbing the corporate ladder can be murder."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.7  (4,379)
  • 69

In this black comedy, Graham Marshall is an advertising executive whose career has stalled as he reaches middle age. He's further frustrated when a younger executive receives the promotion he had been expecting. To add to his problems, Marshall accidentally pushes a man onto the path of an oncoming train, killing him, yet he never gets charged with a crime. This inspires Marshall to consider that murder may be the solution he's been searching for to get rid of several of his enemies in the business world.

A Shock to the System
A Shock To The System: The Subway Station
A Shock To The System: The Subway Station

Trailer - 2 min 9 sec

A Shock To The System: Graham & Stella
A Shock To The System: Graham & Stella

Clip - 2 min 54 sec

A Shock To The System
A Shock To The System

Trailer - 53 sec

Description
In this black comedy, Graham Marshall is an advertising executive whose career has stalled as he reaches middle age. He's further frustrated when a younger executive receives the promotion he had been expecting. To add to his problems, Marshall accidentally pushes a man onto the path of an oncoming train, killing him, yet he never gets charged with a crime. This inspires Marshall to consider that murder may be the solution he's been searching for to get rid of several of his enemies in the business world.

A Shock to the System is a 1990 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 69.

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  • Release Date
    1990
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (4,379)
  • Metascore
    69