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Maid to Order (1987)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Comedy  |  10 July 1987 (USA)
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Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jessie Montgomery
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Stella Winston
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Nick McGuire
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Georgette Starkey
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Stan Starkey
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Charles Montgomery
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Audrey James
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Maria (as Begoña Plaza)
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Brie Starkey (as Rainbow Phoenix)
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Dude
Teddy Wilson ...
Woodrow (as Theodore Wilson)
Perla Walter ...
Trini
Rita Gomez ...
Juanita
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Bret
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Kim
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Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell which causes Charles to no longer have a daughter. Jessie, now penniless and without a friend, must take a maid's job to earn a living, and hopefully to learn her lesson... Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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She was raise in a Beverly Hills mansion. Now, she's got to clean one. Ally Sheedy is Jessie Montgomery ... worse help is hard to find. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,868,521 (USA)
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Trivia

The band at the party, the Loaded Blanks, are actually the hard rock band Great White. See more »

Goofs

When Maria uses the vacuum cleaner after Jessie sucks up the curtains, a significant portion of the debris lands on the pink chair behind Maria. In the next shot when Maria shouts angrily in Spanish, the chair is clean. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Montgomery: Please let me take it in Maria. Please!
Maria: She told me to take it in.
Jessie Montgomery: Well what difference does it make?
Maria: The difference is if you screw up, then my ass is grass and she's the lawnmower!
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Connections

Version of Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Still Shine
Performed by Merry Clayton
Music and Lyrics by Nick Ashford (as Ashford) and Valerie Simpson (as Simpson)
Produced by Curtis Amy
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A heart-warming tale
11 February 2001 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) is the spoiled only child of Charles Montgomery (Tom Skerrit), the chairman of Starlight Foundation. Jessie loves partying all night. She does nothing but seeking pleasure. One night she is busted by a cop for speed-driving and using drugs. When Mr. Montgomery is notified regarding this incident, he can't help feeling so disappointed and frustrated, and he says he wishes he never had this daughter.

Jessie's fairy godmother (Beverly D'Angelo) appears, erases Jessie's criminal record, taking her out of the police station and tells Jessie that her past has also been erased. Now she's on her own. Her friends don't know her any more. Her father doesn't know her any more. After wandering on streets for days, she has to get a job. One thing she would have never done in the past.

Working as a maid at a trendy house in Beverly Hills, Jessie learns how to do housework and how to treat people in a better way. Finally, she becomes unselfish and compassionate.

Overall, it's pleasant to watch this movie.


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