• List Price: $9.99
  • You Save: $3.60 (36%)
Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Secret of My Success has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.66
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Outlet Promotions
Add to Cart
$9.69
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Itchy Disc
Add to Cart
$10.93
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: CtC Media Lounge
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Secret of My Success

DVD Video

DVD

4.6 out of 5 stars 241 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Oct 27, 1998)
DVD Video
1
$6.39
$1.89 $2.00
DVD
(Jan 01, 1987)
$27.62
DVD
$47.60
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$6.39 Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently bought together

  • The Secret of My Success
  • +
  • Doc Hollywood
  • +
  • For Love or Money
Total price: $22.53
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Can a kid from Kansas come to New York to conquer the business world and maneuver his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks? Michael J. Fox proves it can be done in this very funny lampoon of corporate business life. Fresh out of college, he’s determined to climb New York’s corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he’s really the new mail boy. However, Fox’s plans begin to go awry when the boss’s wife falls in love with him and he falls in love with a junior executive, who also happens to be the boss’s mistress.

Amazon.com

Derivative fluff from 1987, made tolerable by its bawdy exuberance and an appealing performance by Michael J. Fox, who was still enjoying TV stardom and the career momentum he earned by traveling Back to the Future. Here he plays a Kansas farm boy who dreams of scoring big in New York City, but reality turns out to be brutal to his ambition. When his uncle (Richard Jordan) gives him a mail-room job in the high-rise headquarters of a major corporation, Fox occupies an empty office and poses as a young executive, winning the attention of a lovely young colleague (Helen Slater) and having an affair with his boss's wife (Margaret Whitton). Sporadically amusing as a yuppie comedy and rather off-putting as a wannabe sex farce, the movie's still recommendable for its lively cast and a breezy style that almost succeeds in updating the conventions of vintage screwball comedy. Whitton is a standout performer here, so you may wonder why her comedic talent has been underrated, apart from a good role in the first two Major League movies. This may be little more than a big-screen sitcom, but it's not without its charms. --Jeff Shannon


Special features

  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Product details

    • Actors: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow
    • Directors: Herbert Ross
    • Writers: Jim Cash, Jr. Jack Epps, AJ Carothers
    • Producers: Herbert Ross
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Dubbed: French
    • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      PG-13
      Parents Strongly Cautioned
    • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
    • Run Time: 111 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 241 customer reviews
    • ASIN: 0783229364
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,832 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
      If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

    • Learn more about "The Secret of My Success" on IMDb

    Customer reviews

    Top customer reviews

    on August 3, 2015
    Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
    0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on May 10, 2017
    Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on May 14, 2017
    Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on September 10, 2017
    Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on March 18, 2017
    Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on October 19, 2017
    Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on October 11, 2017
    Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
    on August 1, 2017
    Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
    0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

    Set up an Amazon Giveaway

    The Secret of My Success
    Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
    This item: The Secret of My Success


    What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?