Greedy executive Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) hopes to take control of the company he works for by purchasing a majority share -- but he must first devalue the stock. So he convinces the board to appoint know-nothing recent graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins). But Mussburger's plot backfires when Barnes' latest invention succeeds, thereby increasing the company's value. Worse yet, undercover reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has the scoop on Mussburger's shady dealings.
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Producer: Tim Bevan, Ethan Coen and Eric Fellner
Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Jim True, Bill Cobbs, Bruce Campbell, Joe Grifasi, John Seitz, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gallagher and Richard Whiting