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Milly / Willy Niceman (as Pamela Segall)
Eric Gurry ...
Mary Tanner Bailey ...
Stephanie (as Mary Tanner)
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Tom (as John David Cullum)
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Jeb Ellis-Brown ...
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Diane Bogino ...
Doctor #1
Milton Chaikin ...
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Bobby Emmrich ...
Mike McGehee ...
Smiley
Robin Jackson ...
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Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother offers her a potion which can make her deepest wish come true during a solar eclipse. She goes through with it and ends up with male genitals, additionally. So she has to decide if she wants to life as boy or girl. Her father, who always wanted a son, supports her in checking out life as a boy. Hence Milly changes school and starts out as Willy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Milly always wondered what it was like to be a boy. This morning she woke up with her first clue

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14 November 1986 (USA)  »

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I Was a Teenage Boy  »

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$235,262 (USA)
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Supposedly Willy and Stephanie are in the room next to the parents, yet a bathroom is between the two rooms. See more »

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Doris Niceman: What if its not a boy, Fred?
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References The Marvelous Land of Oz (1981) See more »

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Long Day
Music and Lyrics: David McHugh
Producer: David McHugh
Vocalist: Michael Stonton
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A truly hilarious fantasy comedy that can be enjoyed time and time again.
10 July 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

" Boys have got it made ", or so reckons ' Willy Milly's ' Milly Niceman ( Pamela Segall ), a budding young astronomer whose life is dramatically changed thanks to an ancient spell and a rare solar eclipse. For Milly's deepest darkest desire is granted, enabling her to experience life as a boy and with all the correct equipment to do it! But Milly soon discovers that being ' Willy ' doesn't neccesarily mean that life gets any easier, especially when she comes up against the high school bully!

Based on a story by Alan Friedman, Paul Schneider's offbeat ' Willy Milly ' is a truly hilarious fantasy comedy, one of those rare movies that can be enjoyed time and time again. Sharply scripted and impeccably acted, Segall delights in the lead role and she is offered terrific support by the likes of Patty Duke and John Glover as the Niceman parents and the lovely Mary Tanner as her dumbfounded best friend Stephanie.


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