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on 24 March 2004
Michael J. Fox delivers one of his best performances in this smash comedy hit!It starts with a boy seeking his lifetime goal in New York.He finally finds a job in his half-uncle's company as a mailboy.But things start going crazy as his half-aunt falls in love with him while he has just fallen in love with another hot executive!At the same time, he finds a chance to start from the top as an executive while being at the bottom as a mailboy at the same time!A corporate-comedy of secrets & relationships, The Secret of my Success will keep you laughing from start to end with a great soundtrack!Make sure you buy it!Also, if you enjoy this 80's comedy I recommend you the "Back to the Future" Trilogy starring Michael J. Fox, also avaible at!
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on 9 March 2000
This film really sets the pulse racing, a real young kid comes good film. There are moments of pure comic genius along with high drama. An absolute classic, thanks Michael.
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on 21 January 2001
What a hilarious film. It may be quite old - the fashion sense tells you that(!) but it really is a must-see for Michael J Fox fans, or simply fans of comedy. His tenacity will empower you and have you believing that anything is possible in such a competitive world. Fantastic.
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on 16 August 2016
what a brillent movie it took me back to the 80s and the music in the movie is great i screen this in the 80s at the abc norwich i had a great time watching this film if you have not seen this blue ray version it is great must to see enjoy simon amozon 10 out 10 thankyou
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on 6 January 2013
When films were so simple! Just love the innocence and gentle humour this film brings at a time when Fox was at the top of his game. The pulsating, synthesised music, to the look and feel of the cinematography, makes this a classic eighties comedy at it's very best. If you lived though that era, you'll love this film as you'll recognise a time when lifestyles were growing, the pace speeding up, but, not yet the manic existence that we live today. No gross out comedy here, just simple, old fashioned situation comedy at it's very best with Fox driving forward the gags and humour. Great! Highly recommend for a touch of nostalgia!
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on 23 January 2016
This is a brilliant movie I loved every minute of it and would recommend it to family and friends without hesitation.The main characters were deserving of Oscars.I bought this movie and have played it numerous times see it enjoy it love it.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 March 2011
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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on 14 September 2015
Released in the eighties, this film continues to be a favourite of mine, and again dominates a prominent place in my collection. Bradley Foster (Michael J Fox) gazes towards the Big Apple to realise business success in the high-flying executive world there. Anyone familiar with Fox’s comedy films will find it difficult to keep a straight face with this one. Turning up for an arranged interview, he finds he has been fired before stepping into the job. Determined to succeed, He visits his uncle’s huge company as a last resort, and through sheer audacity and determination, managers to get an interview with him: eventually securing a post in the mail delivery department. With one foot in the door, he secretly begins to step up the executive ladder by the back door, closely scrutinised by the devious manager of the mail department. The result is an hilarious series of events where Fox adopts the use of a split personality. During this process, he falls in love with one of the female executives (Helen Slater). Unaware she has been promiscuously targeted by his uncle, he suddenly finds he has been targeted himself by his uncle’s wife. The film is full of embarrassing close encounters for Fox, and ends in a riotous sitcom following an executive gathering. As each try to achieve access to their respective partners during the night, the cat is let out of the bag between Fox and Slater, but ends in blissful companionship. A classic DVD that constantly entertains me as if the first time... CJB
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on 5 July 2016
The movie is in full English with the option to change languages if needed, fantastic and a most enjoyable movie which even though unrealistic, is very funny and I would recommend to anyone with advice of PG in mind.
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on 6 December 2005
Made in the era when every second film seemed to set in a New York office block “The Secret of my Success” takes a whimsical take on the office romance that whilst not being a side-splitter, is quite entertaining.
Brantley Foster is a young boy fresh from the Kansas outback. Leaving the family farm to seek his fame and fortune in New York, his mother gives him the phone number of his “Uncle” Howard Prescott, a successful executive businessman, in case things don’t work out. Soon enough Brantley is throwing himself on Uncle Howard’s mercy and is given a job in the post room of his huge corporation. It doesn’t take long for Brantley to start to extend his horizons past those of the twice daily mail run. He’s assigned to run home one of the executive’s wife one day and needless to say Brantley carries out his duties to the best of his ability. What he doesn’t know at this point though is the wife is that of none other than Uncle Howard.
Just to make matters even more complicated Brantley has designs on one of the other company executives, the very Princess Diana looking, Christy Wills. Unfortunately for Brantley Christy is currently seeing none other than Uncle Howard in a very unorthodox method of climbing the corporate ladder. What follows then is an hours worth of trouserless dashing about the office, a inter-bedroom chase of Scooby-Doo proportions and a boardroom take over of very finest 80’s tradition.
Michael J Fox is just one of those characters that you’d feel really churlish to criticise. He throws his heart into this role and his boyish good looks and innocent charm get him through the more sticky times. He only really gets good support from Margaret Whitton as Vera Prescott and she seems to have great fun with this rather silly film. Helen Slater as Christy and Richard Jordan as Howard aren’t so watchable. Both are rather hammy and more than a little embarrassing at times.
We shouldn’t be too hard on the film. At the end of the day it’s good harmless fun (although none of the characters thinks too hard about leaping in and out of bed with others) and if anything it serves as a good historical piece from the time when people were judged on the size of their shoulder pads!
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