Working Girl

Working Girl (1988)

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Corrected entry: When Katherine reserves a room at a hotel she talks German. From her weird diction it's obvious that Sigourney Weaver has somehow memorized the text without actually knowing what she is saying. (00:21:50)


Correction: Sigourney Weaver apparently knows German, so this mistake is wrong. Also, it sounds like she is conversing in German like a natural, and it sounds like conversational German to me.

Unless it's known that Sigourney Weaver knew German prior to 1988 this correction is wrong. Also, how she is talking, be it sounding memorized or natural, is personal perception. This alleged mistake has no supporting evidence so doesn't deserve to be an entry here.

Correction: From Ms Weaver's IMDb page: "Speaks French and German fluently."

Corrected entry: When Jack arrives at Katherine's apartment, he rings her intercom from the street entrance. She instantly answers and buzzes him in, even though she's laid up in bed with a broken leg. There's no intercom near the bed, and she could not have gotten to the one by the front door that quickly, hobbling around on crutches and a cast on her leg. When Jack comes up, she's still in bed, sitting in the same position as when Tess left a few minutes before Jack's arrival.

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Correction: There is an intercom by the right-hand side of the bed.

Corrected entry: Tess' lunch box from Jack has the initials T.M.T. on it as if she and Jack got married; but when she goes to the new job she introduces herself as Tess McGill.

Correction: The lunchbox reads "T Mc G" (for Tess McGill) in script, not "TMT."

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie Tess goes to work. When she enters the building she is wearing a brown coat. When she arrives at the office she is wearing a grey jacket. (00:03:45)


Correction: The brown coat was a heavy winter outer coat. The grey jacket is a lightweight jacket that goes with her outfit.

Corrected entry: When Tess catches her boyfriend Mick having sex with one of her friends in their bedroom Mick is shocked and embarrassed, but the girl just keeps going as if nothing was happening. It's pathetic acting. (00:29:00)


Correction: Not really. She, in fact, does stop and her eyes move slowly to Tess. Then when Mick is trying to talk his way out of it, Doreen puts her arm on his shoulder and puts her face in her hand, also embarrassed. She IS still breathing hard, however, because the sex abruptly stopped.

Continuity mistake: During the whole scene where Tess says good-bye to her colleagues, up to the moment when she gets out of the elevator, drops her stuff and picks it up her hair is messy and straggly. When she gets up and sees Katherine it's perfectly done up. (01:34:20)


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Alice Baxter: Maybe now would be a good time to go over what you expect of me.
Tess McGill: I expect you to call me Tess. I don't expect you to fetch me coffee unless you're getting some for yourself. And the rest we'll just make up as we go along.

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Trivia: A then unknown Kevin Spacey has a cameo early in the film. He plays Bob Speck-the guy that Tess has an "interview" with in the limo. This is also one of the last films that you can see his large cheek mole in. He had it removed between See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Dad. Now all that remains is a small scar that can be seen when caught in the proper lighting.

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Question: If Jack and Katherine were a couple, how is it that Jack doesn't recognize Katherine's office when he goes there to confirm him and Tess to start working on the Trask deal?

Answer: It is also stated in the movie that Katherine just transferred down from Boston, and she is staying at her parents house. She also mentions in another scene that her and Jack are now in the same city. Plus Tess helps plan her welcome party to get to know others in her department indicating that she is new there. Maybe Jack had not got a chance to visit her office yet, which would explain why he would not have known.

Answer: Unless Katherine had recently moved to a new office, which it does not appear that she did, then Jack should know this was her office. However, it is also possible that he had just never been there before and they only saw each other outside of work. When Jack went to see Tess, he had a specific business reason for going there.

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