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Working Girl is a 1988 American comedy film which tells the story of a Staten Island secretary working in Manhattan whose ideas are stolen by her boss. When her boss breaks her leg, the secretary is able to put forward her own work. It stars Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Oliver Platt and Kevin Spacey.

The movie was written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike Nichols. It features a dramatic opening sequence following Manhattan-bound commuters on the Staten Island Ferry accompanied by Carly Simon's song "Let the River Run", for which she received the Academy Award for Best Song.

It was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Melanie Griffith), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Joan Cusack), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sigourney Weaver), Best Director and Best Picture.

The movie is David Duchovny's screen debut.

It was set in the now-destroyed 7 World Trade Center.

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Working Girl was also made into an NBC television series in 1990, starring Sandra Bullock.

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