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This Wife for Hire (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  18 March 1985 (USA)
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Marsha Harper (Dawber) is a happily married woman and mother of two children who begins to get restless and longs to return to work. Harper's husband, however, tells her that after so many ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marsha Harper
Alan Harper
Louise Bellini
Howard Greer
Paul Bellini
Tommy Sellers
Valerie Roberts
Larry Dunston
Mel Greenfield, M.D
Amy Harper
Scott Nemes ...
Greg Harper
Tessa Richarde ...
Nora Gaye ...
Candy Atwood
Mrs. Greer
Lisa Figus ...
Kate Dunston


Marsha Harper (Dawber) is a happily married woman and mother of two children who begins to get restless and longs to return to work. Harper's husband, however, tells her that after so many years as a stay-at-home mom and housewife, she has only her domestic skills to go on. One day Harper is watching a talk show on television where a sports figure is being interviewed. This up-and-comer is lamenting that the stresses of his career have left his home life a wreck: he's bad at keeping his house and laundry done and doesn't eat well because he can't cook. On impulse, Marsha suddenly calls into the show and offers to provide all the ball player needs. Skeptically, he asks, "Who are you?" and she responds, "I'm a wife for hire!" Harper suddenly finds herself running an increasingly successful entrepreneurial business that starts to put a strain on her marriage. Written by looker1010az

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I have first hand knowledge of the source of this film. From a story out of Seattle Washington about a young woman, she was single, who started a well publicized business catering to athletes who need food, cleaning and a mother. She developed the business starting with a famous NBA center by the name of Jack Sikma who played for the supersonics. My wife became involved through our friendship with the entrepreneur. The story was Hollywoodized and lost some of its gusto. The film is poor not in any way to the discredit of those who started the show. Any drama that came because of marital issues, portrayed in the film, was of course fictional. Twenty three years later we remain married. The heroine of the story today is a successful restaranteur, wife, mother and gorgeous socialite in San Diego.

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