“Working Girl” quotes(1988)
Plot – Katharine Parker is an ambitious and brilliant businesswoman of a well-established company on the New York stock exchange. Apparently, Katharine is very kind to her secretary Tess McGill, a young woman from a modest background but also determined to improve her position, always full of new projects and ideas. It seems therefore almost natural that, when Katharine gets stuck in Europe due to an injury on the ski slopes, it is her resourceful secretary that replaces her in the office. Obviously, without saying anything to anyone. Tess finds herself having to close a major deal - the acquisition of a local radio station - and therefore asks for the help of the experienced and charming manager Jack Trainer, Katharine's lover and unaware of Tess' true position. The deal proceeds and the two, working side by side, obviously end up falling in love, but things take a wrong turn for Tess when Katharine comes home and finds out everything, trying to disrupt her secretary's work in any way she can.
All actors – Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Kevin Spacey, Robert Easton, Olympia Dukakis, Amy Aquino, Jeffrey Nordling, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Maggie Wagner, Lou DiMaggio, David Duchovny, Georgienne Millen, Caroline Aaron, Nancy Giles, Judy Milstein, Nicole Chevance, Kathleen Gray, Jane B. Harris, Sondra Hollander, Samantha Shane, Julia Silverman, Jim Babchak, Zach Grenier, Ralph Byers, Leslie Ayvazian, Steve Cody, Paige Matthews, Lee Dalton, Barbara Garrick, Madolin B. Archer, Etain O'Malley, Ricki Lake, Marceline Hugot, Tom Rooney, Peter Duchin, Maeve McGuire, Timothy Carhart, Lloyd Lindsay Young, F.X. Vitolo, Lily Froehlich, Michael Haley, Mario T. DeFelice Jr., Anthony Mancini Jr., Suzanne Shepherd, Matthew Bennett, George G. Colucci, Trish Cook, Priscilla Cory, Marilyn Dobrin, Kevin Fennessy, Anita Finlay, Tom Sean Foley, Dean Regan, Alison Wachtlershow all
“Working Girl” Quotes 15 quotes
“I am not steak. You can't just order me.”
“Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.”
“Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner!”
“- Tess McGill: How did you get the scar?
- Jack Trainer: Some guy pulled a knife in Detroit.
- Tess McGill: Really?
- Jack Trainer: No. No. I was nineteen and I thought it'd be cool to have a pierced ear. My girlfriend stuck the needle through and I heard this pop and fainted and hit my chin on the toilet.”
“You know, Mick, just once I could go for like a sweater or some earrings... something that I could actually wear outside of this apartment?”
“- Tess McGill: I know what I'm doing.
- Cyn: Yeah, screwing up your life.
- Tess McGill: No, I'm trying to make it better! I'm not gonna spend the rest of my life working my ass off and getting nowhere just because I followed rules that I had nothing to do with setting up, ok?”
“- Tess McGill: I have a head for business and a body for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?
- Jack Trainer: Uh, no. No.”
“Six thousand dollars? It's not even leather!”
“- Tess McGill: Look, you, maybe you've got everyone around here fooled with this saint act you have going, but do not ever speak to me again like we don't know what really happened, you got me?
- Katherine Parker: Tess, this is business. Let's just bury the hatchet, okay?”
“You can bend the rules plenty once you get to the top, but not while you're trying to get there. And if you're someone like me, you can't get there without bending the rules.”
“- Personnel Director: Tess, Tess, Tess, Tess. You don't get ahead in this world by calling your boss a pimp.
- Tess McGill: Well, he is.”