A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Junior Lacey
Carrie Nye ...
Regina Holt
Robert Lewis ...
Phineas Devereux
Madeleine Potter ...
Felicity Glick
Thor Fields ...
Danny Chadman
Bruce Holt
I.M. Hobson ...
Mary Fogarty ...
Tough Guy
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A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

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Gone today. Here tomorrow. See more »


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Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esposa Surpresa  »

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$20,419,446 (USA)

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This is the Best Movie!
4 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I watch it over and over and over. My husband comes home and says are you watching this AGAIN. It has everything. I love the store and the little restaurant that is run by the Son after her passing.It's full of magic and makes me feel just great after watching it. It makes me cry each time I watch it too. Some people would think it is a little dated but not me I think its perfect. The clothing that they wear is fun. I also really like the actress they used for the Son's wife. She is full of fun. The psychic store is just beautiful and I love the crazy sister, Zelda. Shelley Long plays a great part in it. It is also a reminder of making your dreams come true while you are here. Finding your passion and making it happen. Abundant Blessings everyone. Sharon

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