History Film / WorkingGirl

5th May '16 9:00:31 AM hullflyer
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* ChekhovsSkill: More like Chekhov' s Bad Habit. Viewers will note TH Tess has a tendency to take out her datebook, often unnecessarily, and forget about it. This ends up tipping Katherine off to what she's been up to when she leaves it at her place and she looks through it.

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* ChekhovsSkill: More like Chekhov' s Chekhov's Bad Habit. Viewers will note TH that Tess has a tendency to take out her datebook, often unnecessarily, and forget about it. This ends up tipping Katherine off to what she's been up to when she leaves it at her place and she looks through it.
3rd May '16 5:45:44 AM Mdumas43073
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A pre-stardom Creator/KevinSpacey has one scene as a coke-sniffing stockbroker.

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A pre-stardom Creator/KevinSpacey has one scene as a lecherous, coke-sniffing stockbroker.
3rd May '16 5:40:42 AM Mdumas43073
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''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Melanie Griffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Carly Simon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Melanie Griffith and Creator/SigourneyWeaver each winning for acting, Carly Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=].

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''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Melanie Griffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Sigourney Weaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Carly Simon Music/CarlySimon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Melanie Griffith and Creator/SigourneyWeaver Weaver each winning for acting, Carly Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=].
3rd May '16 5:39:11 AM Mdumas43073
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This 1988 comedy, directed by MikeNichols, shows that even if you come from the wrong side of the Hudson, you can make it in business so long as you've got the balls to see through a good idea.

Tess [=McGill=] (Creator/MelanieGriffith) is desperate to be taken seriously and recognized for her brains and business skill, and hopes to rise from the typing pool at the Wall Street investment firm Petty Marsh. Given one last chance after blowing out "Bob from Arbitrage", she's made personal assistant to Katharine Parker (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) in Mergers & Acquisitions. Katharine is willing to accept input and ideas from her, and is intrigued by Tess's big idea that would save a large company from a foreign takeover. Katharine then breaks her leg while away skiing in Switzerland, and she asks Tess to look after things in her absence. Tess soon discovers that Katharine is going to try to pass off Tess's idea as her own to the CEO of the threatened company. On top of this, she discovers her boyfriend (Alec Baldwin) is also cheating on her. Tess sets out to do a deal by using her idea herself and teams up with Jack Trainer (Creator/HarrisonFord) to close the deal before Katharine's return. The two slowly fall for each other little knowing that the other is Katharine's boyfriend/secretary...

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This 1988 comedy, directed by MikeNichols, Creator/MikeNichols, shows that even if you come from the wrong side of the Hudson, you can make it in business so long as you've got the balls to see through a good idea.

Tess [=McGill=] (Creator/MelanieGriffith) (Melanie Griffith) is desperate to be taken seriously and recognized for her brains and business skill, and hopes to rise from the typing pool at the Wall Street investment firm Petty Marsh. Given one last chance after blowing out "Bob from Arbitrage", she's made personal assistant to Katharine Parker (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) in Mergers & Acquisitions. Katharine is willing to accept input and ideas from her, and is intrigued by Tess's big idea that would save a large company from a foreign takeover. Katharine then breaks her leg while away skiing in Switzerland, and she asks Tess to look after things in her absence. Tess soon discovers that Katharine is going to try to pass off Tess's idea as her own to the CEO of the threatened company. On top of this, she discovers her boyfriend (Alec Baldwin) (Creator/AlecBaldwin) is also cheating on her. Tess sets out to do a deal by using her idea herself and teams up with Jack Trainer (Creator/HarrisonFord) to close the deal before Katharine's return. The two slowly fall for each other little knowing that the other is Katharine's boyfriend/secretary...
3rd May '16 5:35:29 AM Mdumas43073
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19th Mar '16 3:38:18 PM freesefan
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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: A non-fatal example. After Tess tells Katherine her idea about radio, Katherine carefully determines that it's Tess's own idea and even asks "Discuss it with anyone else?" After Tess says she hasn't, Katherine steals her idea.
19th Mar '16 3:35:26 PM freesefan
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A pre-stardom Creator/KevinSpacey has one scene as a coke-sniffing stockbroker.



* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Nominated for six, ended up winning one. Details above.



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* AwardBaitSong AwardBaitSong: And the bait worked, as "Let the River Run" became one of the biggest hits of Carly Simon's career.
11th Mar '16 4:15:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Working Girl'''''s''''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.

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''Working Girl'''''s''''' Girl'''''''s''''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.
11th Mar '16 4:15:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Working Girl''''s''''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.

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''Working Girl''''s''''' Girl'''''s''''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.
11th Mar '16 4:14:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''Working Girls''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.

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'''Working Girls''' ''Working Girl''''s''''' is a different film entirely, about a New York brothel and its employees, and was released as an acclaimed indie production in 1986.
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