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Working Girl (1988)

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When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job.

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Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for everyone who's still in there trying.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Secretaria ejecutiva  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$64,000,000 (USA)
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Michelle Pfeiffer and Meryl Streep were considered for the roles of Tess and Katharine, respectively. Brooke Shields wanted badly the role of Tess, after she graduated from Princeton, she wanted to play a serious movie role. Geena Davis and Carrie Fisher were the other choices to play Tess. Robin Duke, Ellen Barkin, Kim Basinger, Catherine O'Hara, Kathleen Turner, Cher, Goldie Hawn, Whoopi Goldberg, Debra Winger, and especially Shelley Long were also considered to play Katharine. Diane Lane and Sarah Jessica Parker were also in talks to play Tess. Lorraine Bracco wrote in her memoir that she gave a first-rate audition as Tess and was devastated when she wasn't picked for the role. See more »

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Cyn's eyeshadow when she's visiting Tess at the office and pretending to be her secretary: the middle stripe of gold-ish color changes size. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Parker: Ugh! What a slob.
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Katherine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today's junior *prick*, tomorrow's senior partner.
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Isn't It Romantic
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One of my favorite comedies is sweet and funny.
7 November 1999 | by (sonoma county, ca) – See all my reviews

How can you go wrong with this delightful comedy? Besides having a great cast headed by Melanie Griffith, there's Harrison Ford (in one of the rare romantic comedies that suits his talents), Sigourney Weaver and wonderful Joan Cusack. And Olympia Dukakis, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey are in it too (don't blink)! A great musical score and Oscar winning song by Carly Simon, all directed by Mike Nichols, I give this two thumbs up, and a 10!


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