- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Nora Dunn, Caroline Aaron, Kevin Spacey, Philip Bosco, Olympia Dukakis, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Robert Easton, Amy Aquino, Jeffrey Nordling, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Zach Grenier, Ricki Lake, David Duchovny, Suzanne Shepherd
20th Century Fox
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Comedy-Drama. Job/Employment
- Synopsis / Plot
- A young secretary (Melanie Griffith) 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 (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.
: Oscar: Best Song. 6 Nominations, incl. Best Picture, Director, Actress (Griffith)
: 4 Golden Globes: including Best Movie Comedy-Mus., Actress (Griffith), Song
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nom., Actress (Griffith), Supp. Actress (Weaver) & Score
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Griffith)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1988: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Weaver)
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