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The Secret of My Success (1987) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Herbert Ross

Writing Credits  

Jim Cash ... (screenplay) &
Jack Epps Jr. ... (screenplay) and
AJ Carothers ... (screenplay)
 
AJ Carothers ... (story)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Michael J. Fox ... Brantley Foster / Carlton Whitfield
Helen Slater ... Christy Wills
Richard Jordan ... Howard Prescott
Margaret Whitton ... Vera Prescott
John Pankow ... Fred Melrose
Christopher Murney ... Barney Rattigan
Gerry Bamman ... Art Thomas
Fred Gwynne ... Donald Davenport
Carol Ann Susi ... Jean (as Carol-Ann Susi)
Elizabeth Franz ... Grace Foster
Drew Snyder ... Burt Foster
Susan Kellermann ... Maureen
Barton Heyman ... Arnold Forbush
Mercedes Ruehl ... Sheila
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Owens (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Ashley J. Laurence Ashley J. Laurence ... Vernon S. Fletcher
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... McMasters
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Davis
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Ferguson
Bill Fagerbakke ... Ron
Jack Davidson ... Davidson
John Bowman John Bowman ... Proctor
Jeff Brooks ... Executive
Ascanio Sharpe Ascanio Sharpe ... Executive
Don Amendolia ... Executive
Judith Malina ... Mrs. Meacham
Mary Catherine Wright Mary Catherine Wright ... Research Department Clerk
Joseph Ragno ... Shipping Executive
Burke Pearson Burke Pearson ... Fired Executive
Ray Ramirez Ray Ramirez ... Liquor Store Owner
Gloria Irizarry ... Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Mark Margolis ... Maintenence Man
Rick Aviles ... Maintenance Man
John Capodice ... Man in KRS Building (as John C. Capodice)
Sally-Jane Heit Sally-Jane Heit ... Woman in KRS Building
Richard Arthur Gallo Richard Arthur Gallo ... Harried KRS Executive
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Cuban (as Luis Ramos)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Crawford ... Herself (uncredited)
R. Emmett Fitzsimmons ... (uncredited)
Elain R. Graham Elain R. Graham ... (uncredited)
London Hall ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bruce McGill ... W. Shaw (uncredited)
Tatjana Patitz ... Herself (uncredited)
Rhoda Robinson Rhoda Robinson ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joseph M. Caracciolo ... line producer
David Chasman ... executive producer
Nora Kaye ... associate producer
Herbert Ross ... producer

Music by 

David Foster

Cinematography by 

Carlo Di Palma

Film Editing by 

Paul Hirsch

Production Design by 

Peter S. Larkin ... (as Peter Larkin)
Edward Pisoni

Set Decoration by 

Susan Bode

Costume Design by 

Joseph G. Aulisi

Makeup Department 

Fern Buchner ... makeup artist
Joseph Coscia ... hair stylist

Production Management 

Joseph M. Caracciolo ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Louis D'Esposito ... second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami ... first assistant director
Danny Irom ... dga trainee
Jane Paul ... second second assistant director

Art Department 

Joe Caroff ... graphic artist
John R. Ford ... props
Robert Griffon Jr. ... props
Robert Griffon Sr. ... set dresser
Ken Kammerer ... set dresser
Walter Stocklin ... property master
Catherine Tambini ... production assistant to art department
Donna Tonery ... set dresser
Richard A. Ventre ... scenic chargeman (as Dick Ventre)
Manny Sanchez ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Lon Bender ... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Anna Boorstin ... sound editor
Walter A. Gest ... sound re-recordist
Joe Gilbert ... adr editor
Stan Gilbert ... supervising adr editor
Frank Graziadei ... sound recordist
Randy Kelley ... sound editor
Larry Kemp ... sound editor
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as Jim Sabat)
Louis Sabat ... boom operator
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Tim Webb ... sound re-recordist (as Timmy Webb)
Hugo Weng ... sound editor
Marshall Winn ... sound editor

Stunts 

Danny Aiello III ... stunts
Bill Anagnos ... stunts (as Billy Anagnos)
Nicholas J. Giangiulio ... stunts (as Nicholas Giangiulio)
Lance Guecia ... stunts
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Jery Hewitt ... stunts
Victor Magnotta ... stunt coordinator (as Vic Magnotta) / stunts
Edgard Mourino ... stunts
Phil Neilson ... stunts
Michael Russo ... stunts
Konrad Sheehan ... stunts
Gary Tacon ... stunts
Tom Wright ... stunts
Charles Croughwell ... stunt double: Michael J. Fox (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Norman Buck ... key grip
Michael Caracciolo ... camera trainee
Jack Coffen ... electrician (as John Coffen)
Michael J. Fabiano ... grip (as Michael Fabiano Jr.)
Kevin Fitzpatrick ... electrician
Tom Gilligan ... dolly grip (as Thomas Gilligan)
Michael Green ... first assistant camera
Michael J. Kammerer ... grip (as Michael Kammerer)
Jay Levy ... second assistant camera
James Malone ... best boy (as Jim Malone)
Frances 'Buddy' McBride ... electrician
Patrick McGrath ... grip
Michael Stone ... camera operator
William Ward ... gaffer (as Billy Ward)
Josh Weiner ... still photographer
Douglas Pellegrino ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Mary Colquhoun ... casting: New York
Hank McCann ... casting: Los Angeles
Joy Todd ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Bill Christians ... wardrobe: men
Jennifer Nichols ... wardrobe: women

Editorial Department 

Adam Bernardi ... assistant film editor
John Murray ... assistant film editor
Peck Prior ... assistant film editor

Location Management 

Richard Baratta ... location assistant
Timothy M. Bourne ... location manager (as Timothy Bourne)

Music Department 

Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
David Boruff ... musician: saxophone, synthesizer
Jeb Brien ... music supervisor
Daniel Allan Carlin ... supervising music editor (as Daniel A. Carlin)
David Foster ... executive music producer
Tris Imboden ... musician: drums
Michael Landau ... musician: guitar
Tommy Mottola ... music supervisor
Andrew Silver ... assistant music editor

Transportation Department 

Daniel Vellucci ... picture car coordinator: limousine

Other crew 

Deedee Bail ... assistant: Herbert Ross
Lucius Barre ... unit publicist
B.J. Bjorkman ... script supervisor
Michael B. Clark ... production assistant to location department (as Michael Clark)
Michael Colberg ... assistant: Mary Colquhoun
Barbara Heller ... production assistant to location department
Jay Holman ... production assistant: Herbert Ross
Jennie Maresca ... payroll auditor
Kathleen McGill ... production auditor
Jane Raab ... production office coordinator
Steve Sanderson ... production assistant to location department
Jennifer W. Shore ... assistant production office coordinator (as Jennifer Wyckoff Shore)
Matilde Valera ... assistant auditor
Janet Weiss ... assistant: Nora Kaye
Marc Baron ... double: John Pankow (uncredited)
Monte Farber ... bodyguard (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

See also

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