The Secret of My Success

1987

The Secret of My Success

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58%

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A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

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Cast

Michael J. Fox
as Carlton Whitfield
Helen Slater
as Christy Wills
Richard Jordan
as Howard Prescott
Margaret Whitton
as Vera Prescott
John Pankow
as Fred Melrose
Christopher Murney
as Barney Rattigan
Gerry Bamman
as Art Thomas
Fred Gwynne
as Donald Davenport
Elizabeth Franz
as Grace Foster
Drew Snyder
as Burt Foster
Barton Heyman
as Arnold Forbush
Rex Robbins
as McMasters
Jack Davidson
as Davidson
John Bowman
as Proctor
Jeff Brooks
as Executive #1
Ascanio Sharpe
as Executive #2
Don Amendolia
as Executive #3
Judith Malina
as Mrs. Meacham
Mary Catherine Wright
as Research Department Clerk
Joe Ragno
as Shipping Executive
Burke Pearson
as Fired Executive
Ray Ramirez
as Liquor Store Owner
Gloria Irizarry
as Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Mark Margolis
as Maintenance Man #1
Rick Aviles
as Maintenance Man #2
John Capodice
as Man in KRS Building
Sally Jane Heit
as Woman in KRS Building
Richard Arthur Gallo
as Harried KRS Executive
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  • Jul 24, 2011
    A classic 80s movie with Michael J. Fox at his finest. The idea of this movie is as good in execution as it seems on paper, actually probably a lot better than it looks on paper. Whether it's the odd, slightly incestuous relationships or the orchestra of sex, there's never really any dull moments in this at all. The main story is hard not to get into, mainly because it's so funny to see Michael J. Fox running around trying to be two people at once. Obviously if you hate 80s comedies this isn't something you should see because it features all the classic qualities of the decade. Featuring "Oh Yeah" by Yello no less than two times and having a soundtrack number every for minutes kind've shows you how fast paced and kooky this can get at times.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    A yuppie trying to rise up to the top has his life complicated by love. This is a great 80s flick, very funny and very timely. Fox is great as usual, and so is Slater. I really like this movie, and I recommend seeing it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2008
    one of my fave michael j fox flicks from the 80's
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2008
    Such a cute movie!!!! Michael J. Fox is just sooooo adorable I think once I started watching Family Ties my obsession began lol! :)
    Cassie H Super Reviewer

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