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Working Girl (1988)

Tess (Melanie Griffith) is an ambitious and capable secretary from the wrong side of town – she commutes from Staten Island daily – who can’t get ahead by the rules, so she pretends to be her own boss, while proper boss Katharine (Sigourney Weaver) is laid up sick in hospital. Along the way, she attracts business-wiz Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford).

A captivating romantic comedy fuelled by Melanie’s star-making (and big-haired) performance. Sigourney Weaver is fabulous as callous 80’s businesswoman incarnate.

This is a secretary’s wish-fulfiller that’s an easy-going treat for all in director Mike Nichols’s assured hands. Carly Simon‘s Oscar-winning song, Let the River Run, makes the soundtrack one to treasure, too.

Jack Trainer
Harrison Ford
Katharine Parker
Sigourney Weaver
Tess McGill
Melanie Griffith
Mick Dugan
Alec Baldwin
Joan Cusack
Oren Trask
Philip Bosco
Nora Dunn
Oliver Platt
James Lally
Bob Speck
Kevin Spacey
Robert Easton
Personnel Director
Olympia Dukakis
Tim Rourke
Jeffrey Nordling
Doreen DiMucci
Elizabeth Whitcraft
Zach Grenier
John Romano
Lee Dalton
Phyllis Trask
Barbara Garrick
Barbara Trask
Madolin B Archer

Mike Nichols