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Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without giving due credit to her secretary. After Katharine winds up in the hospital with an injured leg, Tess decides to exact revenge. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) -- but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has been up to.

Cast: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Oliver Platt

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Friend, Transformation, Deception, Rise, Office, Witty, Revenge, 1980s, New York City, Suspenseful, Love, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though Weaver is by all accounts (mine included) in the real-life “none-nicer'” class, I've always suspected she might be great as a shrew. She is. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D]

  • One of those entertainments where you laugh a lot along the way, and then you end up on the edge of your seat at the end. show more

  • Griffith gives the fullest performance of her career; Weaver, the most likable, even though she's the villain of the piece. Michael Nichols directs his best film in years. [23 Dec 1988, Friday, p.A]

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Nominated Original Film Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture