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
Cindy Crawford:  During the opening credit sequence; she's the third of four models who turns her head in rapid succession.
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First of two late 1980s movies where Michael J. Fox played a yuppie in New York City. The second film was Bright Lights, Big City (1988).
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The production notes on the DVD state that the picture was director Herbert Ross' twentieth feature film.
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Goofs
As Brantley runs from the dog after leaving the pool house, the close-up of him climbing the trellis shows that it is broken. Distance shots show the trellis intact.
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When Brantley comes into the takeover meeting at the end of the film, he walks down the side of the boardroom table toward Davenport and his left collar is tucked inside his sweater while the right collar is outside the sweater. Shortly after speaking to Davenport the left collar is shown out. In subsequent shots the collar is in on some shots out on others.
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While Brantley is watching out of the window in his uncle's company, we see that someone is walking through the hallway towards him. In the next sequence from another angle, we expect the person to pass Brantley, but there's no one there and nowhere for them to go even if they were.
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Quotes
Christy Wills: You want me to spy on him?
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Grace Foster: Take this. It's Uncle Howard's phone number in New York.
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Christy Wills: [Groans in frustration] Why do you keep saying the exact opposite of what I say?
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Photos from cast
Bill Fagerbakke Richard Jordan