Melanie Griffith, excellent in another strong 1988 film, STORMY MONDAY, gives an even more dazzling performance here as Tess McGill, an industrious secretary at a brokerage firm who longs to break out of the secretarial mold. After a run-in with her boss, she finds herself in a
last-chance opportunity as the secretary to Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver). The astute secretary has an idea for putting together a deal for a client (Philip Bosco). Later, while Katharine recovers from a skiing accident, Tess learns that her boss has been moving ahead on the idea with no
apparent intention of giving Tess any credit. Tess decides to engineer the big deal herself, with t...