The Business of Strangers

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The Business of Strangers ★★ 2001 (R)

Julie Styron (Channing) is a tough, middleaged executive for a software company who is having a bad day at an out-of-town meeting. She worries she's about to be fired and then fires her young assistant Paula (Stiles) for missing the meeting and ruining Julie's presentation. Instead, Julie gets a promotion and decides to rehire Paula after they diss men over drinks at the hotel bar. When Paula spots corporate headhunter Nick (Weller), she tells Julie that he raped a friend of hers and it's payback time. But since the two women have been playing mind games, is this the truth or not? 83m/C VHS, DVD . US Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Frederick Weller, Marcus Giamatti; D: Patrick Stettner; W: Patrick Stettner; C: Teodoro Maniaci; M: Alexander Lasarenko.