Working Girl

Working Girl (1988)

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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.


Audio problem: When Tess meets up with her boss toward the end at the helipad, notice that the helicopter engine sound is playing, but the props aren't turning. Helicopters blades always turn if the engines are running, just like an airplane.

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Alice Baxter: Maybe now would be a good time to go over what you expect of me.
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Trivia: You can see a quick cameo by Ricki Lake in the wedding reception dance scene. She is the bridesmaid that Jack asks for information about nicknames for the girl that is dancing with Trask at the time.

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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: 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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