The Secret of My Success PG-13

The Secret of My Success
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios; Production notes; Weblinks

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Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 33,708
...[The film features] Michael J. Fox in a winning performance...
Apr 8, 1987
Rating: 73/100 -- The 1980s were not a particularly inspired era, so it's appropriate that a middling romantic comedy like this one would earn the title of quintessential movie of the decade.
Apollo Guide
May 15, 2007
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Does the movie really believe anyone is as stupid as these characters? Does it care? Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- Quintessential 1980s comedy
Kalamazoo Gazette
Nov 3, 2004
[A] belabored charade of mistaken identities... Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Surprisingly sharp comedy.
Movie Mom
Jun 19, 2003
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Does the fun ever start?
Jan 27, 2004

Product Description:

Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) may come from a small Kansas farm, but he believes he's a New York success story waiting to happen. So certain is Brantley about his destiny that he's packed his bags and headed for the Big Apple, vowing not to return until he's realized the American dream of financial prosperity and romantic fulfillment. Once he's settled in the city, Brantley confronts the adversities of a small pest-ridden apartment, a thankless mailroom job, and pervasive street crime. Working in the mailroom of a powerful corporation, he develops a scheme to fulfill his dreams. All it takes is an abandoned corporate office and a change of clothes for Brantley Foster to become Carlton Whitfield, a new high-powered executive with radical ideas and a charming way with the ladies, including Christy Wills (Helen Slater), the boss's mistress. This delightful comedy keeps Brantley on his toes as as he struggles to keep his new girlfriend, his pals in the mailroom, his boss, and the boss's lustful wife from learning the truth as he fights to fulfill his dreams.


Production Notes:

  • THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS is similar to Frank Loesser's famous musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, adapted by Jack Weinstock, Abe Burrows and Willie Gilbert from Shepard Mead's hilarious novel.
  • Playwright Christopher Durang has a cameo role in the film as an executive.
  • Cindy Crawford has a brief cameo as a beautiful woman on the New York streets.
  • Brantley asks co-worker Fred: "Can you ever get promoted out of the mailroom'" Fred responds: "You can't even get paroled out of the mailroom."

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  • UPC: 025192041228
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