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?
The spelling of this movie's title The Secret of My Succe$s
(1987) had the phrase stylized by forming a '$' symbol out of the "Success" word's second letter 'S' character. See more
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. See more
At least I didn't sleep with the boss.
No, you slept with the boss's wife!
Referenced in Final Cut
The Secret of My Success
Written by David Foster
, Jack Blades
, Tom Keane
and Michael Landau
Performed by Night Ranger
Produced by David Foster
Night Ranger appears courtesy of Camel/MCA Records See more