Director: Mike Nichols Run Time: 114 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1988
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Joan Cusack, Melanie Griffith, Ricki Lake, Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter: Kevin Wade
Producer: Douglas Wick
With an introduction by Vidiots Founding Member and Working Girl superfan Max Minghella
Bust out those shoulder pads and get ready to climb the ladder to success with Mike Nichols’ deeply gratifying, marvelously entertaining, and fascinatingly fashionable underdog story with heart, wit, and humor that will leave you cheering – not to mention singing Carly Simon’s iconic theme song for weeks to come. Melanie Griffith sparkles with charm and determination as Tess McGill – a Long Island girl struggling to compete with Ivy League grads in the high-stakes world of Wall Street. Written off as an undereducated, unsophisticated, and overly-sexualized joke from her male bosses, Tess lands a gig under her first female executive – Sigourney Weaver as Katherine Parker. Tess thinks she’s finally found the mentor she’s been looking for, but when Katherine steals her idea, she’s got to find a way to make it to the top by her wits alone. All the while navigating a well-meaning but misguided best friend (Joan Cusack in the most iconic role of her career), a philandering boyfriend (Alec Baldwin), and a new love interest and business partner (Harrison Ford). It may not be real leathah, but it’s the feel-good triumph we all need!