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Working Girl Movie Trivia

Working Girl Trivia

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Film facts for the 1988 Romantic Comedy movie starring Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver More Cast


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The film was derived from an original screenplay by Kevin Wade, author of the off-Broadway hit Key Exchange.
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"Working Girl" was nominated for Best Actress (Griffith), Best Supporting Actress (Weaver & Cusack).
Thanks to Bruce Long
Kevin Spacey makes an early career appearance as "Bob from Arbitrage" who gets the bubbly thrown all over him in the limo. In that scene, the film clip shown on the limo TV is from "Take Off".
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Ricki Lake has a two-line cameo in the wedding reception crashing scene. Blink and you'll miss her.
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David Duchovny makes a small appearence as an extra in Working Girl. You can see him in the scene where Tess friends are locked inside a closet waiting to surprise her for her birthday.
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The movie was also nominated for Best Director (Mike Nichols).
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When Katherine returns from her ski trip, she is holding a mammoth stuffed gorilla in her arms. Sigourney Weaver had just been nominated for her role as Dian Fossey in "Gorillas in the Mist" and this was a congrats gift from Mike Nichols.
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Tess's friend is played by actress Joan Cusack, older sister of John Cusack (they even star together as brother & sister in the movie 'Say Anything')
Thanks to Bob Canning
Harrison Ford was nominated for Best Actor: Golden Globe. He sadly didn't win, but the movie won 4 other Globes: Best Film Comedy or Musical; Best Song; Best Actress Comedy or Musical (Melanie Griffith); Best Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver)
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The scar on Harrison Ford's chin is from a fender bender he had in his car. He's told the story many times in interviews. He lost control of the car and it jumped the curb and hit a pole. He hit his chin on the steering wheel.
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Melanie Griffith's mom, the actress Tippi Hedren, especially liked the scene where Melanie's character is vacuuming in her bra and panties. She said that is was exactly something Melanie would do.
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With the sucess of the movie a spin off TV show was launched. The spin-off did not last very long. But the actress who assumes the Griffith character was the then unknown Sandra Bullock, who finally made a name for herself with the 90's flick "Speed".
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In 1990 Melanie Griffith starred in "Pacific Heights".



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The story Jack Trainer (Ford) tells Tess about the scar on his chin is actually a true story. Harrison Ford did faint and pop his chin on the toilet when his girlfirned tried to pierce his ear when he was younger!

This isn't true. Harrison Ford got his scar from a car accident. The doctor who stitched up the the cut made a mess of it and led to the scar we know and love.
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