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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' job.
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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 »
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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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Wonderful, fun, feel good comeuppance tale See more (124 total) »


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113 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | 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

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Trivia:
Katherine Parker is said to be turning 30 years old where actually Sigourney Weaver was turning 39 at the time the movie was made (1988). However, it can be assumed that Katherine is lying about her age, making herself much younger, due to vanity.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): It is established that Jack Trainer and Katherine had been dating for a long time, hence her mentioning marriage. When Katherine gets back from her skiing accident and Jack is visiting, he asks, "Where are the glasses?" as if he had never seen her apartment before.See more »
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Cynthia:Whaddya need speech class for, ya talk fine!See more »
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I'm So ExcitedSee more »

25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, fun, feel good comeuppance tale, 2 April 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

This is a fabulous movie. Maybe not rocket science, but clever enough! It has an engaging plot, an extremely empathetic heroine, a villainous boss, a cheatin' boyfriend, and a handsome new love interest just stepping into the picture. Get your popcorn ready for the comeuppance story of a lifetime.

The tale revolves around a smart secretary named Tess McGill, who wants to get ahead in the Big Apple but is beaten down by her nasty boss, Katherine, who steals her ideas and passes them off as her own. Fortune smiles on Tess when Katherine breaks her leg during a skiing holiday and Tess is able to 'take charge'...that is, until her boss, who recovers all too quickly, returns. Of course there is also a romance brewing here in the form of a handsome investment banker named Jack Trainer, who just happens to be her boss's boyfriend.

Harrison Ford is his typical dashing, magnetic self in the role of Jack Trainer, but it is the two ladies that make this movie. Signourey Weaver is absolutely villainous as an employee's 'worst nightmare' boss, a lady (no, not a lady) high up the corporate ladder, but lacking any semblance of integrity or kindness toward anyone below her in that ladder. You will be itching to see this nasty snob get her comeuppance.

Above all, Melanie Griffith is brilliant in the role of Tess, every viewer's favorite downtrodden secretary. She's a woman with all the intelligence and skills needed to succeed in the corporate world, but is ill used by those above her who put her down. Many employees out there will identify with Tess, having at some point in their lives been ill treated by a boss, whether male or female, with at least shades of Katherine. Furthermore, Tess will surely gain viewer sympathy regarding her unfortunate experiences with her sleazy live in lover, Mick.

The scene featuring the Staten Island ferry is beautifully done, accompanied as it is by Carly Simon's wonderful Oscar winning song, 'Let the River Run'. What an amazing voice! This is really a fantastic, fun movie. You can't help but love it.

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