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The Secret of My Success

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Herbert Ross

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About the Movie

Can a kid from Kansas come to New York to conquer the business world and maneuver his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks? Michael J. Fox proves it can be done in this very funny lampoon of corporate business life. Fresh out of college, he's determined to climb New York's corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he's really the new mail boy. However, Fox's plans begin to go awry when the boss's wife falls in love with him and he falls in love with a junior executive, who also happens to be the boss's mistress.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie builds up a lot of good will early on, which is needed when the time comes to resolve its farcical complications. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Obviously, no new ground is being broken here, but director Ross keeps things humming in an endearingly old-fashioned way. – Richard Harrington, Washington Post, Sep 8, 2006

Rotten: [A] belabored charade of mistaken identities... – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Sep 8, 2006

Rotten: Does the movie really believe anyone is as stupid as these characters? Does it care? – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie!

I'm glad to see that iTunes finally added this. It's a great movie. I'm surprised that the preview doesn't have any music or a voice over. It would have been great to hear the song, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and The Waves as part of the preview. The song plays when Michael J. Fox's character gets a a feel for what it's like to be a "suit." I recommend buying this, but if renting is what you prefer, go for it. Either way, it's a great movie.

must-see for fox fans

Michael j fox is brantly foster the amazingly good looking and ambitious kid from kansas trying to make it big in the big apple. great movie w/ awesome soundtrack and classic 80's humor. The movie, although 20 years old, holds up. I am only 12 and a huge michael j fox fan, anyone who is a fan too, or just looking for a good movie should buy this, but renting it is just as good.

more michle j fox movies

please itunes add more michle j fox movies like back to the future all 3 movies doc holly wood

The Secret of My Success
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1987

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