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|Vera Prescott played by Margaret
Vera is the daughter of the founder of Pemrose Corp. Her husband Howard is the company's CEO. Vera knows of her husbands adulterous affairs but doesen't seem to mind too much. When young Brantley Foster arrives on the scene she takes it upon herself to try to seduce him. Howard Prescot encourages young Brantley to occupy Vera as well as this gets her off his case so he can be more free to pursue his new mistress Christy. Vera is Brantley's Aunt though but Vera wants young Brantley even after knowing this. By the movie's end Vera uses several of her wealthy friends to organize a buyout of Pemrose Corp to thwart Davenport's takeover attempt and remove Howard Prescot from his role as CEO of Pemrose.
|Barney Rattigan played by
This character is the supervisor of the mail room at the office building Brantley Foster works at. Rattigan is Brantley's boss, but after working in the mail room for a while Brantley desires something more so he invents an alter ego and becomes an executive at the company. Between mail rounds Brantely performs the executive duties of his alter ego. On one occasion Rattigan catches what he thinks may be Brantley running through the building in business attire and chases after him. After a lengthy escape Brantley escapes but Rattigan remains determined to find out just what his quick mail room employee is up to.
|Donald Davenport played by Fred
Donald Davenport is a wealthy investor specializing in hostile takeovers of companies in which he buys under valued companies in an attempt to tap into their underutilized inherant value. Daveport sets his eyes on the company Howard Prescott runs. Prescott is quite worried about the threat of a hostile takeover and plans a series of layoffs and restructurings in an attempt to help raise cash to make the firm more valuable to investors and hence more expensive for Davenport to buy. While Prescott thinks the way to avoid a takeover is contraction, young Whitfield argues that expansion is the best way to grow value and thwart a takeover.
|Jean played by
Carol Ann Susi
Jean is the secretary that is assigned to Brantley alter ego character Whitfield. She spots her boss changing his clothes all the time as he has to quickly change between mail room clothes and office attire. When her boss Brantley is found out she feels sad that it had to end as she had such fun being his secretary.
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