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
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When Tess (Melanie Griffith) walks into the meeting the morning after she and Jack (Harrison Ford) first meet, he is standing in front of a window that has the same pattern as the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars (1977), the spaceship Harrison Ford flew as Han Solo in the movie that launched his career. See more »
Katharine tells Tess the combination to her house alarm is 75432000 but when we see Tess turning the alarm off before entering the house she only presses six buttons. See more »
[pretending to be her boss]
I know what I'm doing.
Yeah, screwing up your life.
No, I'm trying to make it better! I'm not gonna spend the rest of my life working my ass off and getting nowhere just because I followed rules that I had nothing to do with setting up, OK?
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With a cast that includes Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Kevin Spacey, its a minor miracle Joan Cusack got any attention at all. But she did get attention, and a well-deserved Oscar nomination. She is completely hysterical and is one of the best reasons to see this fairy tale set against the big bad world of Wall Street. Her best scene is when she masquerades as Melanie's secretary and makes an offer to Harrison "Coffee, Tea, Me"?
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