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Released at the height of his popularity on Family Ties and in the wake of and , Michael J. Fox stars in this "country boy in the big city" comedy, directed by Herbert Ross. After making the move from Kansas to New York City, Brantley Foster (Fox) secures a job in the mailroom at his uncle's large corporation. Doffing any plans of working his way up the corporate ladder the old fashioned way, Brantley begins impersonating an executive to impress a high-ranking female co-worker, played by Helen Slater. Once his oversexed aunt enters the mix, Brantley finds himself juggling two identities, two jobs, and two women. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:April 10, 1987

Cast

Michael J. Fox
as Brantley Foster
Helen Slater
as Christy Wills
Richard Jordan
as Howard Prescott
Margaret Whitton
as Vera Prescott
John Pankow
as Fred Melrose
Christopher Murney
as Barney Rattigan
Gerry Bamman
as Art Thomas
Fred Gwynne
as Donald Davenport
Carol-Ann Susi
as Jean
Bruce McGill
Ascanio Sharpe
as Executive
Elizabeth Franz
as Grace Foster
Drew Snyder
as Burt Foster
Barton Heyman
as Arnold Forbush
Mercedes Ruehl
as Sheila
Ira Wheeler
as Owens
Rex Robbins
as McMasters
Christopher Durang
as Davis
MacIntyre Dixon
as Ferguson
Bill Fagerbakke
as Ron
Jack Davidson
as Davidson
Jeff Brooks
as Executive
Don Amendolia
as Executive
Judith Malina
as Mrs. Meachum
Mary Catherine Wright
as Research Department Clerk
Joe Ragno
as Shipping Executive
Burke Pearson
as Fired Executive
Ray Ramirez
as Liquor Store Owner
Gloria Irizarry
as Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Mark Margolis
as Maintenance Man
Rick Aviles
as Maintenance Man
Sally Jane Heit
as Woman in KRS Building
Luis Ramos
as Cuban
John Capodice
as Man in KRS Building
Joe Ragno
as Shipping Executive
John Capodice
as Man in KRS Building
Sally Jane Heit
as Woman in KRS Building
Jack Davidson
as Davidson
Christopher Durang
as Davis
Luis Ramos
as Cuban
Ascanio Sharpe
as Executive
Gloria Irizarry
as Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Ira Wheeler
as Owens
Judith Malina
as Mrs. Meachum
Jeff Brooks
as Executive
Ray Ramirez
as Liquor Store Owner
Rick Aviles
as Maintenance Man
Mercedes Ruehl
as Sheila
Mark Margolis
as Maintenance Man
MacIntyre Dixon
as Ferguson
Elizabeth Franz
as Grace Foster
Drew Snyder
as Burt Foster
Burke Pearson
as Fired Executive
Mary Catherine Wright
as Research Department Clerk
Rex Robbins
as McMasters
Bill Fagerbakke
as Ron
Don Amendolia
as Executive
Barton Heyman
as Arnold Forbush

Crew

Herbert Ross
Director
Herbert Ross
Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Producer
Howard W. Koch
Producer
A.J. Carothers
Screenwriter
A.J. Carothers
Screen Story
Christopher Durang
Screenwriter
Jim Cash
Screenwriter
Jack Epps, Jr.
Screenwriter
Carlo Di Palma
Cinematographer
Holly Knight
Songwriter
Ira Newborn
Songwriter
Tim DuBois
Songwriter
John Williams
Featured Music
David Foster
Composer (Music Score)
Siobhan Fahey
Songwriter
Pat Benatar
Songwriter
Ollie Marland
Songwriter
Jeb Brien
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tito Puente
Songwriter
Dieter Meier
Songwriter
Kimberley Rew
Songwriter
Boris Blank
Songwriter
Paul Hirsch
Editor
Edward Pisoni
Production Designer
Peter Larkin
Production Designer
William Barclay
Production Designer
Nora Kaye
Associate Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Joseph G. Aulisi
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
James J. Sabat
Sound/Sound Designer
Vic Magnotta
Stunts
Hank McCann
Casting
Mary Colquhoun
Casting
Fern Buchner
Makeup
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