A Shock to the System
A Shock to the System (1990)

In this black comedy, middle-aged advertising executive Michael Caine loses his long-awaited promotion to a younger man. In frustration, Caine accidentally pushes a panhandler in front of a subway train -- and he gets away with the death.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 23, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

A brilliantly modulated, witty and nasty black comedy.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Shock to the System shows what happens in the office when cutthroat competition becomes the norm.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Okay black comic thriller. Nothing too special.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Brown
I hardly remember anything about this film except I loved it. I'd really like to see this one again.