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Learn essential lessons from the silver screen with these A-list sales movies.

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This story appears in the September 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Despite her gaudy clothes, big hair and New Jersey address, Tess McGill's perseverance in 1988's Working Girl earns my vote for the best sales-related film. Using pure smarts, Tess closes the deal, bests her duplicitous boss, filches the boss's hunky boyfriend and plants her fanny in a Manhattan corner office. Tess understands the need for creative career planning: "You can bend the rules plenty once you get to the top, but not while you're trying to get there. And if you're someone like me, you can't get there without bending the rules."

Recommend the following movies to your sales staff for a cinematic celebration of all things sales:

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