The Secret of My Success (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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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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11 September 2005 | loza-1
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| Corporate America under the Microscope
Whenever I see groups of people in suits slaving away at their laptops and wonder what they are doing, I am reminded of this film. The suits who don't talk to the mailroom staff, whose ties cut off the flow of blood to their brains, and who cut down the effectiveness of their company are looked at with a jaundiced eye.

Is it possible for a someone from the mailroom to open up an office, get himself a secretary, and start operating within the organisation as a suit? It's ridiculous, of course. Utter fantasy. Or is it? I would find it unbelievable, had I not witnessed for myself the kind of conditions that would allow this sort of thing to happen in a large organisation. I dare say anyone who had the nerve could do it.

Michael J Fox turns in a good performance as the protagonist. Fred Gwynne is very photogenic, and Margaret Whitton is excellent as the protagonist's leggy, amorous aunt-in-law.

This film is well worth watching.

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,766,452 12 April 1987

Gross USA:

$66,995,879

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,996,879

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