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Romantic comedy set in the Big Apple has secretary Tess McGill (Griffith) working her way to the top in spite of her manipulative boss Katherine Parker (Weaver in a powerful parody). Tess gets her chance to shine when Katherine breaks a leg and she strikes a business deal with Jack Trainer (Ford)that turns to romance. A 1980s Cinderella story that's sexy, funny, and sharply written and directed. Nice work by Ford, but this is definitely Griffith's movie. And keep an eye on Tess's gal pal Cynthia (Cusack).

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Available on Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Corporate Shenanigans, Rags to Riches, Women, Cinderella Stories, New York, New York, Workin' for a Livin', Bad Bosses, Birthdays
Screenplay
Kevin Wade
Cast
Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Philip Bosco, Ricki Lake, Nora Dunn, Olympia Dukakis, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Kevin Spacey, Robert Easton
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Director
Mike Nichols
Music
Carly Simon, Rob Mounsey
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

Oscars 1988: Song ("Let the River Run"); Golden Globes 1989: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Griffith), Film--Mus./Comedy, Song ("Let the River Run"), Support. Actress (Weaver).

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Tess McGill, played by Melanie Griffin, is a hard working secretary who has not only been working full time, but attending college in the evenings to get her Bachelor's degree in Business. Now that she has her degree, she is trying to get a head and she gets her big chance when her boss Katherine, played by Sigourney Weaver, breaks her leg and asks her to take charge while she is gone. Tess starts working closely with an executive named Jack Trainer, played by Harrison Ford, and they have instant chemistry. Jack is Katherine's boyfriend, however, Jack and Tess eventually get together. This movie will give you a lot of good laughs and the actors are really great.