The Secret of My Success Movie Behind The Scenes

Making The Secret of My Success

There's no such thing as an overnight success. Brantley Foster took two weeks.
The Secret of My Success Picture
Richard Jordan and Helen Slater


Go behind the scenes on the 1987 Romantic Comedy movie starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton

John Pankow, Christopher Murney, Gerry Bamman, Fred Gwynne, Carol Ann Susi, Elizabeth Franz, Drew Snyder, Susan Kellerman, Bill Fagerbakke Update Cast

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Thanks to 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.
Thanks to Barry Freiman
Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater dated in real life during the filming of the movie.
Editor 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!
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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.

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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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1987 Universal Studios
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