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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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Melanie Griffith won the Miss Golden Globes contest as a teenager. Later she won a competitive Golden Globe for her acting work in Working Girl. She's the only actress that has ever done that. See more »

Goofs

When Tess exits the limo after soaking Bob Speck with champagne, it is pouring rain outside, and she is soaked by spray from a passing car. But in the following scene, when she walks into the office lobby to quit her job with Lutz, the sun is shining outside and her clothes are dry. See more »

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Cynthia: Why does it do that?
Tess McGill: Cleaning...
Cynthia: Are you kiddin' me?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Poor Butterfly
Written by John Golden and Raymond Hubbell
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Come run with me now the sky is the colour of blue you've never even seen in the eyes of your mother
27 January 2000 | by (dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

That's a a line from the title song, New Jerusalem. One of the best bits of the movie. This is just such a happy, inspiring movie that you have to like it. Harrison Ford is brilliant (when is he not?) and you really feel sorry for Melanie Griffith. The characters are easy to understand. Not the most intellectual film ever but so what. It's fun and a great script.


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