Working Girl
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Katherine Parker: Ugh! What a slob.
Tess McGill: You were so smooth with him.
Katherine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner.

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.

Katharine Parker: The way I look at it, you are my link with the outside world. People's impression of me starts with you. You're accurate and punctual and you never make a promise you can't keep.

CandyE

Cynthia: Can I get ya anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?

Jack Trainer: Oren Trask? The man who said, "What if we sliced the bread before we sold it?"

Jack Trainer: You're the first woman I've seen at one of these things that dresses like a woman, not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman.
Tess McGill: Thank you I guess.

Tess McGill: I am not steak. You can't just order me.

Tess McGill: Bob, you're not seriously looking for a new assistant, are you?
Bob Speck: Well, not exactly at this moment, but I'm always on the lookout for new blood.
Tess McGill: I'm hungry, Bob, but I am not that hungry.

Katherine Parker: Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman - Coco Chanel.

Cyn: Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.

Katherine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner.

Tess McGill: What if he doesn't?.. pop the question?
Katherine Parker: I really don't think that's a variable. We're in the same city now, I've indicated that I'm receptive to an offer, I've cleared the month of June... and I am, after all, me.

Tess McGill: Oh god - and last night.
Cyn: Yeah, I shouldda checked the milligrams. Live and learn.

Cynthia: Whaddya need speech class for, ya talk fine.

Continuity mistake: From Katherine's office there is a beautiful view on a waterway (New Yorkers will know the name). In every scene there there is a lot of discontinuity regarding the ships and ferries appearing and disappearing, especially when Tess comes to the office the second time to take some notes. (00:16:10)

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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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