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. Written by
There's no such thing as an overnight success. Brantley Foster took two weeks.
Did You Know?
Cinematographer Carlo Di Palma
visually designed the movie's shot to be a pictorial presentation of the main characters' dreams and ambitions. See more
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. See more
[after reviewing Brantley's (faked) résumé
You're not going to tell me I have too much experience, are you?
Certainly not - you're perfect for the job.
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?
Referenced in American Psycho
The Price of Love
Written by David Foster
and Jack Blades
Performed by Roger Daltrey
Produced by David Foster
Roger Daltrey appears courtesy of Virgin Records and Atlantic Records See more