Rags to Riches: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (9 Mar. 1987)

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A wealthy businessman decides to soften his "cutthroat" image by adopting some children. He winds up adopting six girls and isn't prepared for the problems that come with them.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marva Foley (as Tisha Campbell)
Blanca De Garr ...
Patty Foley
Rose Foley
Nina Foley
Bridget Michele ...
Diane Foley
Heidi Zeigler ...
Mickey Foley
John Clapper
Leslie Bevis ...
Carlotta Newton
Mary Gillis ...
Miss Provo
Julie Payne
Woody Eney
Audre Johnston


A wealthy businessman decides to soften his "cutthroat" image by adopting some children. He winds up adopting six girls and isn't prepared for the problems that come with them.

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better than the music man
23 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

this is the most compelling movies of its kind. there is wormth compassion, greed, and deceet. all mixed up in a mary popins setting.

in an attempt to win a multi-million dollar contract with a frozen food company, Nick Foly, gets some girls from an orphanage. with the soul intent of shipping them back with in a month. suprize, he falls in love with the girls, and realized that the current girl is only out for his money.(almost too late.) the rest is a romantics dream come true. I feel the best sceen in the movie is nicks' realization that he wants to be a father "their" father. with teddy bare in hand he sings about his.... well you get the movie and find out, but when you do get your favorite person, a candle, and turn down the lights. guys, let her see your softer side, she'll love you for it.

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