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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)  »

Also Known As:

Secretaria ejecutiva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$64,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,173,635
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Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack and Alec Baldwin also appeared in Married to the Mob (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Tess is using the phone during her act as a broker in Katherine's office, right after she gets off the phone with Jack she responds to one of the invitations on Katherine's desk, but none of the phone lights are lit, meaning Tess had no line out. See more »

Quotes

Cyn: Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.
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Connections

Referenced in Wings: The Customer's Usually Right (1992) See more »

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Let the River Run
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Written and Performed by Carly Simon
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One of my favorite comedies is sweet and funny.
7 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

How can you go wrong with this delightful comedy? Besides having a great cast headed by Melanie Griffith, there's Harrison Ford (in one of the rare romantic comedies that suits his talents), Sigourney Weaver and wonderful Joan Cusack. And Olympia Dukakis, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey are in it too (don't blink)! A great musical score and Oscar winning song by Carly Simon, all directed by Mike Nichols, I give this two thumbs up, and a 10!


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