The Secret of My Succe$s
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The Secret of My Succe$s

Year:
Duration:
111 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.4
Director:
Herbert Ross
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1987-04-10
Filming Locations: 599 Lexington Avenue, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Gross: $66,995,879 (USA)$110,996,879 (worldwide)
Cast
Actor
Character
Richard Jordan
Richard Jordan
The Secret of My Succe$s
Michael J. Fox
Brantley Foster
Helen Slater
Christy Wills
Margaret Whitton
Vera Prescott
John Pankow
Fred Melrose
Christopher Murney
Barney Rattigan
Gerry Bamman
Art Thomas
Fred Gwynne
Donald Davenport
Carol Ann Susi
Jean (as Carol-Ann Susi)
Elizabeth Franz
Grace Foster
Drew Snyder
Burt Foster
Susan Kellermann
Maureen
Barton Heyman
Arnold Forbush
Mercedes Ruehl
Sheila
Ira Wheeler
Owens (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Ashley J. Laurence
Vernon S. Fletcher
Rex Robbins
McMasters
Christopher Durang
Davis
MacIntyre Dixon
Ferguson
Jack Davidson
Davidson
John Bowman
Proctor
Jeff Brooks
Executive
Ascanio Sharpe
Executive
Don Amendolia
Executive
Judith Malina
Mrs. Meacham
Mary Catherine Wright
Research Department Clerk
Joseph Ragno
Shipping Executive
Burke Pearson
Fired Executive
Ray Ramirez
Liquor Store Owner
Gloria Irizarry
Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Mark Margolis
Maintenence Man
Rick Aviles
Maintenance Man
John Capodice
Man in KRS Building (as John C. Capodice)
Sally-Jane Heit
Woman in KRS Building
Richard Arthur Gallo
Harried KRS Executive
Luis Antonio Ramos
Cuban (as Luis Ramos)
Cindy Crawford
Herself (uncredited)
R. Emmett Fitzsimmons
(uncredited)
Elain R. Graham
(uncredited)
London Hall
Secretary (uncredited)
Bruce McGill
W. Shaw (uncredited)
Tatjana Patitz
Herself (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
'David Watkin' was the film's original cinematographer. According to his autobiography, the reasons for being dismissed were and still are unknown.
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Kristy McNichol was the original choice made by director Herbert Ross to play the lead actress role. She was pulled two weeks before filming though by the film's producers, who feared she might be "difficult" to work with, due to her then-ongoing bouts with manic-depression.
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The spelling of this movie's title The Secret of My Succe$s (1987) had the phrase stylized by forming a '$' symbol out of the "Success" word's second letter 'S' character.
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Goofs
When Christy comes to work after she and Brantley/Carlton spent the night together, Prescott comes to her office and then she meets him for breakfast. Prescott is wearing a dark suit and red tie. Later, after Brantley meets Christy, and then gets away from Rattigan, Brantley goes to his office to discover Prescott going through Carlton's papers. Prescott is now wearing a light gray suit and a blue tie. He is wearing the light suit in the next scene when he walks in on Brantley and Vera in his (Prescott's) office.
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When Prescott and his executives stop for a moment to check their pulse while running on the roof, one of them starts to look at his watch.. but it's not there. So he looks over the shoulder of another, and then suddenly the watch appears.
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Just following the first kiss scene between Brantley and Christy on the Staten Island Ferry, an aerial shot of the ferry passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is shown. The Staten Island Ferry doesn't pass under the Verrazano, or any other bridge in NYC.
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Quotes
Brantley Foster: [reading mail while sorting] Some of this stuff doesn't make any sense. They send requisitions through two departments to get procurements for a third. What kind of thinking is that?
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Brantley Foster: Oh, God. What are you doing here?
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Christy Wills: Just tell me one more time what your solution is to this crisis.
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Photos from cast
Bill Fagerbakke Richard Jordan
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