Who’s That Girl (1987) was another 80’s romantic comedy
starring Madonna, this time as the carefree Nikki Finn.
This movie did not sit well with critics, and ultimately
was not a money maker for the studio. Although her
music career was a major success, fans did not seem to
take to Madonna’s acting career with the same level of
In the movie, Nikki Finn, a bubbly, loudly dressed,
bleach blond gal, gets herself in a real life or death
fix. Her boyfriend discovers some crooks stealing money
from a trust fund, takes pictures of the crime, puts the
photos in a safe deposit box, and gives the key to Nikki
for safe keeping. The thieves end up killing her
boyfriend and then framing her for the murder, and she
is sentenced to 7 years in prison. After four years in
lock up, Nikki is released and on a mission to clear her
name. She is picked up by the Loudon Trott, who has
been ordered by the wealthy Simon Worthington to make
sure she gets on the earliest bus back to Philadelphia.
Loudon is Worthington’s soon to be son-in-law. The
reason for this is that Worthington was really the
mastermind behind the fraud, and he does not want Nikki
stirring up trouble.
After convincing Loudon on her innocence, he agrees to
help her catch the real killers. Eventually, Nikki gets
her hands on the photos her boyfriend died over, and she
quickly realizes the Worthington is behind the whole
thing. Nikki then crashes Loudon’s wedding to
Worthington’s daughter, has Worthington arrested, and
professes her love for Loudon. The movie ends with
Loudon and Nikki riding off together.