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Who's That Girl (1987)

An uptight New York tax lawyer gets his life turned upside down, all in a single day, when he's asked to escort a feisty and free-spirited female ex-convict whom asks him to help prove her innocence of her crime.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louden Trott
Wendy Worthington
Simon Worthington
Mrs. Worthington
Montgomery Bell (as Sir John Mills)
Robert Swan ...
Detective Bellson
Detective Doyle
James Dietz ...
Sandy - Wendy's Friend
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Four years unjustly jailed haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn. Th spunky parolee sets out to clear her name - and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways. Written by Anonymous

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A funny thing happened on the way to the bus station.


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Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slammer  »

Box Office


$7,305,209 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally, Sean Penn was set to co-star with Madonna but after their movie Shanghai Surprise (1986) flopped, the producers opted to go with Griffin Dunne instead, fresh from his success with After Hours (1985). See more »


In the parking garage, Louden is driving erratically because he is not wearing his glasses, after he parks off the side of the building, Louden is swinging on the door, hovering over the water, without his glasses on, the next scene he appears with his glasses on. See more »


Nikki Finn: So... am I free now?
Donovan: Yes.
[Nikki punches her]
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Referenced in So Wrong They're Right (1995) See more »


Step By Step
Performed by Club Nouveau
Written and Produced by Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy and David Agent
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. Records
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23 February 2002 | by (Waltham, MA) – See all my reviews

The critics pile on most post-"Desperately" Madonna comedies, but this was not at all bad. It's a latter-day "Bringing Up Baby," and it's no insult to the memory of Hawks, Grant and Hepburn to say this was almost as good. Not ringing praise, but I think fans of screwball owe it to themselves to see it. Madonna's Golden Globe for "Evita" and stunning film debut in "Susan" were no fluke; she is quite funny here. Griffin Dunne is a worthy foil, as she brings out his best performance. I defy non-Grinches not to laugh when she pulls a "Knock Knock" joke at a staid coop board meeting. See it.

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