In his most successful live-action role outside of Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox stars as Brantley Foster, a small town college graduate headed for the Big Apple in search of fortune.
Landing in the mailroom of his uncle's corporation, Brantley's initiatives propel him up the ladder as he poses as an executive. His dual life becomes even more complicated when his voracious aunt-by-marriage, Vera (Margaret Whitton), takes family ties to a whole new level.
Released at the height of Fox's popularity this update of screwball comedy and bedroom farce is impeccably executed by Hollywood veteran Herbert Ross, director of Footloose and Steel Magnolias.
As '80s as the '80s got, The Secret of My Succe$s became the year's #7 box office hit, out-grossing Lethal Weapon, RoboCop and Dirty Dancing. Showcasing a great supporting cast and a spectacular pop soundtrack, I'm thrilled to host this rare 35mm screening in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary, and of its star: Michael J. Fox.
Dir: Herbert Ross
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Carol Ann Susi, Mercedes Ruehl.
Running time: 111 minutes