Category Dramas, Comedies, Romance, Recommended, Classic, Essential Cinema, Scams And Cons, Rags To Riches, Personal Triumph, AFI Top 100 Passions, AFI Top 100 Movie Songs, Big Business
Starring Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack, Olympia Dukakis, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Kevin Wade
Director Mike Nichols
Director of Photography Michael Ballhaus
Editor Sam O\'Steen
Music Carly Simon
Producer Douglas Wick
Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Kevin Spacey - Dir:Mike Nichols A young secretary who is determined to make good in a world of big business, malevolent bosses and Machiavellian corporate intrigue commences a high-risk masquerade that could propel her to the top--or dash her dreams forever--in this hit comedy that garnered six Academy Award nominations.
A working girl determined to make it to the top of the New York financial world soon realizes she has to use guerrilla tactics. When her witchy boss breaks her leg, she uses her office (and her man) to make her move.
A young secretary (Melanie Griffith in an Oscar-nominated performance) with dreams of moving up the corporate ladder thinks that her brains will help her achieve her goals. And when she finds a job with a seemingly helpful and sympathetic boss--who\'s also a woman (played by Sigourney Weaver)--it looks as if she\'s on her way. But it turns out the executive is slimy and duplicitous, stealing the secretary\'s clever ideas to further her own career. Now the furious secretary\'s determined to get revenge--and her plan may not only propel her to the top of the heap but get her a husband too (Harrison Ford). Mike Nichols directed this workplace comedy with a light, smart touch, getting terrific performances from his excellent cast.