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Working Girl

Released 1988
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Mike Nichols puts a glossy 80’s spin on what is essentially the plot of a Warner Bros. potboiler from the 30’s. Melanie Griffith plays the feisty career gal who stands up to a platoon of industry ogres to get what’s rightfully hers. Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Spacey and Oliver Platt are among the corporate creeps while Harrison Ford plays the executive in shining armor.

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.