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
Kristy McNichol was Herbert Ross' original choice for lead actress. She was fired two weeks before filming because of fears she might be difficult to work with, due to her bipolar disorder. See more »
When Brantley is caught in the robbery cross fire while he is in the phone booth, the glass changes from broken to not broken. See more »
I'm sorry, Mister...
I'm sorry, Mr. Foster. We need someone with experience.
But how can I get any experience until I get a job that GIVES me experience?
If we gave you a job just to give you experience, you'd take that experience and get a better job. Then that experience would benefit someone else.
Yeah, but I was trained in college to handle a job like this, so in a sense I already have experience.
What you've got is college experience, not the practical, hard-nosed business experience ...
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There are two different ending sequences. In the first, after they leave the boardroom Fred and Vera meet and start to flirt. Christy and Brantley go into the elevator which stops between floors. In the second version, this scene is ommitted and we cut to several weeks later where the two couples climb into a limo and go the opera. The first shows up on the video releases, whereas the second shows up in broadcast versions. See more »
Written by Francisco Cruz
Performed by Papo Cadena su sax y orquesta
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Nothing wrong with being typically 80s.
Brantley Foster (Michael J,Fox) is from Kansas, wanting to better himself in the big wide world he hits New York hoping to make it big. However, landing a job in the big apple isn't as easy as he had thought. So turning to a tycoon uncle he literally doesn't know, he lands a job the mail room!. From where Brantley leads a double life as he creates Carlton Whitfield and sets about bluffing his way to the top and into the heart of sexy executive Christy Wills (Helen Slater).
Michael J. Fox is on cracking comedy form as the young hero of this 1980s light comedy. It's the sort of 80s film that has managed to break out of that decade and still be enjoyable in this latest, power driven, age. The formula is safe and plays out as expected, and the soundtrack, including notable movie riffs, adds to the high sense of energetic fun on offer. Wafer thin plot be damned, Fox delivers on the star vehicle promise and he in turn is backed up by a smashing turn from Margaret Whitton. Silly, unadulterated fun it be. 7/10
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