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YMMV / The Secret of My Success

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  • Awesome Music: Like most movies from the 80s, this movie has several top acts of the era, with their songs prominently featured in the movie itself. Standout acts include Katrina and the Waves, Pat Benatar, and Night Ranger performing the title song, and the use of Yello's "Oh Yeah" being one of the highlights of the film.
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • Brantley is able to pull off his con because he works in the mail room, which gives him access to the internal mail system; he actually learns everything he does about the company by reading public and private memos. If the movie took place just a year to two later, e-mail would have made this impossible.
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    • The fact that there are still landlines at the office and at Brantley's apartment, as well as public phone booths, also dates the film. Today, most people carry smartphones and tablets.


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