Making Of...
Making Of...

The Secret of My Success Behind The Scenes

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Richard Jordan and Helen Slater
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1987 Romantic Comedy movie starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan et al.
Contributed by: Kenneth Sutton
According to People magazine in 1989, Kristy McNichol was originally given the role of the Christy Wills character by director Herbert Ross, but the studio dropped McNichol from the role two weeks before filming began (due to her alleged problems at the time) and gave the role to Helen Slater instead.
Contributed by: Barry Freiman
Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater dated in real life during the filming of the movie.
Contributed by: Nick
The screenplay was written by A.J. Carothers, Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. from a story written by Carothers.

Cash and Epps had come from relative obscurity to a huge success themselves with "Top Gun" only the year before, so they understood the concept!
Rewind Archive
The chant of "S-U-C-C-E-S-S" on the theme song was performed by 5 girls from the John Burroughs High cheerleading squad.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
The Secret of My Success