The Secret of My Succe$s

Synopsis: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York. On his first work day in New York, he is fired in a hostile take-over and learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his distant uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Brantley sees how poorly the company is being run and decides to create a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, to influence and improve the company's operations. Soon things get unexpectedly out of hand, not in the least because of his aunt, his girl and leading a double life.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Herbert Ross
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
36
Rotten Tomatoes:
55%
PG-13
Year:
1987
111 min
198 Views


not the practical, hard-nosed business

experience we're locking for.

If you'd joined our training

program out of high school,

you'd be qualified

for this job now.

Then Why'd I go to college?

Had fun, didn't you?

What impresses me most

is the amount of

experience you picked up

while still attending college.

Well, ma'am, I knew all

those years of college

would be worthless without practical,

hard-nosed business experience.

"Assistant personnel manager,

J. Hall Communications.

"Junior purchasing agent,

Midland Furniture.

"Vice President in Charge of

Production, Central Manufacturing."

Outstanding.

Outstanding.

You're not gonna tell me I have

too much experience, are ya?

Certainly not,

you're perfect for the job.

Great!

Except...

No. No exceptions.

I want this job.

I need it. I can do it.

Everywhere I've been today there's

always been something wrong.

Too young, too old,

too short, too tall.

Whatever the exception is,

I can fix it.

I can be older. I can be taller.

I can be anything.

Can you be

a minority woman?

Mom, I'm doin' great.

Is it dirty there?

Are the people rude?

No, this town is terrific.

The people are really nice.

That's good, dear.

What about your job?

Job? Hey!

I got a fantastic office, got a

gorgeous secretary. The works.

Brantley, we don't

care if she's gorgeous.

Is she any good?

What?

You heard me.

Can she type?

Ma, of course

she can type.

Some can't, you know.

Now, is it safe there?

You haven't been robbed

or anything, have you?

Ma, will you quit worryin'?

There is no danger.

But New York is...

New York is just

like Kansas intensified.

Policia! Policia!

What? What's that noise?

ls something the matter?

Oh, no, Mom,

that's just the TV.

It sounds so real.

It's Miami Vice.

Well, can you turn the sound down?

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Jim Cash

Jim Cash (January 17, 1941 – March 25, 2000) was a film writer, noted for writing such 1980s films such as Top Gun and The Secret of My Success. more…

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