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Working Girl -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Kevin Wade (written by)
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Release Date:
21 December 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for everyone who's still in there trying.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(358 articles)
Carly Simon on Mike Nichols: "He Gave All He Had"
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 20 November 2014, 3:45 PM, PST)

Mike Nichols: 5 Must-See Movies
 (From PEOPLE.com. 20 November 2014, 3:40 PM, PST)

An Intimate Conversation With Mike Nichols
 (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 20 November 2014, 2:52 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... Jack Trainer

Sigourney Weaver ... Katharine Parker

Melanie Griffith ... Tess McGill

Alec Baldwin ... Mick Dugan

Joan Cusack ... Cyn

Philip Bosco ... Oren Trask

Nora Dunn ... Ginny

Oliver Platt ... Lutz
James Lally ... Turkel

Kevin Spacey ... Bob Speck

Robert Easton ... Armbrister

Olympia Dukakis ... Personnel Director

Amy Aquino ... Alice Baxter

Jeffrey Nordling ... Tim Rourke
Elizabeth Whitcraft ... Doreen DiMucci

Maggie Wagner ... Tess's Birthday Party Friend
Lou DiMaggio ... Tess's Birthday Party Friend

David Duchovny ... Tess's Birthday Party Friend
Georgienne Millen ... Tess's Birthday Party Friend

Caroline Aaron ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Nancy Giles ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Judy Milstein ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Nicole Chevance ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Kathleen Gray ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Jane B. Harris ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Sondra Hollander ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Samantha Shane ... Petty Marsh Secretary

Julia Silverman ... Petty Marsh Secretary
Jim Babchak ... Jr. Executive

Zach Grenier ... Jim

Ralph Byers ... Dewey Stone Reception Guest
Leslie Ayvazian ... Dewey Stone Reception Guest
Steve Cody ... Cab Driver
Paige Matthews ... Dewey Stone Receptionist
Lee Dalton ... John Romano

Barbara Garrick ... Phyllis Trask
Madolin B. Archer ... Barbara Trask
Etain O'Malley ... Hostess at Wedding

Ricki Lake ... Bridesmaid

Marceline Hugot ... Bitsy (as Marceline A. Hugot)
Tom Rooney ... Bridegroom
Peter Duchin ... Trask Wedding Orchestra
Maeve McGuire ... Trask Secretary
Timothy Carhart ... Tim Draper (as Tim Carhart)
Lloyd Lindsay Young ... TV Weatherman

F.X. Vitolo ... Bartender
Lily Froehlich ... Clerk at Dry Cleaner's
Michael Haley ... Heliport Attendant (as R.M. Haley)
Mario T. DeFelice Jr. ... Helicopter Pilot
Anthony Mancini Jr. ... Helicopter Pilot

Suzanne Shepherd ... Trask Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Bennett ... Rhumba Guy (uncredited)
George G. Colucci ... Staten Island Ferry Commutor (uncredited)

Trish Cook ... Staten Island Secretary (uncredited)

Priscilla Cory ... Pretty Brunette Office Girl (uncredited)
Marilyn Dobrin ... Cyn's Aunt (uncredited)

Kevin Fennessy ... Trask Executive (uncredited)

Anita Finlay ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Tom Sean Foley ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Dhonna Harris Goodale ... Secretary (uncredited)
Dean Regan ... Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Karen Starr ... Secretary (uncredited)

Alison Wachtler ... Petty Marshall Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kevin Wade (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... executive producer
Laurence Mark .... executive producer
Douglas Wick .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
 
Art Direction by
Doug Kraner 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr.  (as George DeTitta)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist (as Joe Campayno)
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist
Francesca Paris .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Todd Arnow .... production supervisor
Timothy M. Bourne .... assistant unit production manager
Robert Greenhut .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Daniel M. Stillman .... additional second assistant director (as Dan Stillman)
Nathalie Vadim .... second assistant director
Carla Zackson .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Tim Galvin .... assistant art director
Daniel K. Grosso .... second set dresser (as Danny Gross)
Ken Kammerer .... assistant property master
James Mazzola .... property master
Tom McDermott .... assistant property master
Arne Olsen .... chief construction grip
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronald J. Petagna)
Samara Schaffer .... art department coordinator
Cosmo Sorice .... stand-by scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser (as David Weinman)
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (uncredited)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Bedard .... cable person (as Mike Bedard)
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Fredericks .... apprentice sound editor
Marshall Grupp .... sound editor
Joseph Gutowski .... assistant sound editor
Michael Jacobi .... adr editor
Richard King .... assistant sound editor (as Richard Q. King)
Les Lazarowitz .... production sound mixer
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Susan M. Wagner .... assistant sound editor (as Susan Wagner)
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... opticals
Dick Rauh .... opticals
 
Stunts
Natasha Buser .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Phil Neilson .... stunts (as Philip G. Neilson)
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Michael C. Russo)
Bronwen Thomas .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: Mr. Ford (uncredited)
Shawn O'Neil .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Gary Childs .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Jerry DeBlau .... best boy electric
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator (as David Dunlap)
Neil Fallon .... video playback operator
Brian Fitzsimons .... best boy grip
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera (as Robert Mancuso)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (as Andy Schwartz)
Steve Wright .... camera trainee
David Satin .... computer/video engineer (uncredited)
Lance Shepherd .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... additional casting
Ellen Lewis .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Dumais .... wardrobe: men
Gary Jones .... assistant costume designer
Melissa Stanton .... wardrobe: women
Mila Vyborny .... wardrobe shopper
Andrea Wallace .... wardrobe shopper
 
Editorial Department
Kris Cole .... assistant editor
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Richard Nord .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Flatto .... assistant music editor
Rob Mounsey .... music scorer
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Carly Simon .... song: music and lyrics by
 
Transportation Department
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... transportation captain (as Thomas J. O'Donnell Jr.)
Louis Volpe .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Cyd Adams .... production assistant
John Alagna .... titles
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... production assistant (as Sebastian Ballhaus)
Richard Baratta .... location manager
Nicholas Bernstein .... location assistant
Jerry Caron .... production assistant (as Gerry Caron)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Ken Gerber .... location assistant
Hannah Green .... production assistant
Amy Herman .... location assistant
Thomas A. Imperato .... production auditor (as Thomas Imperato)
Ingrid Johanson .... production coordinator
Michael Kelem .... gyrosphere aerial operator
Maureen Kleinman .... assistant production coordinator
Susan MacNair .... assistant: Mike Nichols
Brian Mannain .... studio manager
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Jan Nizen .... assistant production auditor
Sabrina Padwa .... assistant: Mike Nichols
Dick Rauh .... title designer
Helen Robin .... assistant: Robert Greenhut
John Saffir .... production assistant
Scott Schaffer .... craft service
Caroline Thompson .... assistant: Douglas Wick
Pamela Thur .... location assistant
Libby Titus .... production assistant
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant (as Gil Williams)
Joyce P. Fields .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Marshall-Smith .... location assistant (uncredited)
Ari Taub .... assistant locations (uncredited)
Tom Tumminello .... parking coordinator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
113 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Chile:14 | Finland:S | France:U | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:R (Certificate N° 29266) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Jack Trainer:You're the first woman I've seen at one of these things that dresses like a woman, not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman.
Tess McGill:Thank you I guess.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Straight from the HeartSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Working Girl, 22 April 1999
Author: Tim Cox from Marietta, OH

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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