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Working Girl (1988)

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

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$64,000,000 (USA)
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Alec Baldwin went on to play Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990), a role that would be taken over by Harrison Ford in the sequels Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). See more »

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When Tess walks into to quit her job with Lutz, she is wearing all black. While storming out on him in the next shot, she is wearing blue. See more »

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Tess McGill: [from her new, private office] Hey, Cyn. Guess where I am.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) See more »

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The Lady in Red
Written and Performed by Chris De Burgh (as Chris DeBurgh)
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Working Girl
22 April 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Wonderful romance-comedy in the tradition of Capra and Sturges with Griffith perfectly cast as a woman posing as a business mogul to get ahead in the corporate world and spite bitchy boss Weaver, who is simply divine. Ford is especially precious in a rare romantic-comedy as Griffith's partner in business and love interest. The story is creative and witty. Mike Nichols' direction is sharp and in the highest form. The fine supporting cast also features Cusack and the always durable Phillip Bosco. Carly Simon's wonderful song won an Oscar.


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