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 overview, first billed only:
Jessie Montgomery
Stella Winston
Nick McGuire
Georgette Starkey
Stan Starkey
Charles Montgomery
Audrey James
Maria (as Begoña Plaza)
Brie Starkey (as Rainbow Phoenix)
Teddy Wilson ...
Woodrow (as Theodore Wilson)
Perla Walter ...
Rita Gomez ...


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 <>

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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 »


Fantasy | Comedy


PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$9,868,521 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Theresa Randle's film debut. See more »


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 »


[Jessie brings Stan his laundry]
Jessie Montgomery: I pressed it.
Stan Starkey: I know, but you're not supposed to press it! It's a wrinkled suit! I BOUGHT it wrinkled! It's a Georgio Armani WRINKLE! Wrinkles are IN! It's the 80's, kiddo; wake up! I can't believe this! My Georgio Armani, PRESSED!
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Fernando the Champ
Music and Lyrics by Rudy Regaiado
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Cinderella in reverse -- a sweet romantic comedy with lots of heart.
20 June 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Good movies just really are few and far between, and Maid to Order is one of the good ones -- although I wouldn't say it was funny ha-ha. It's one of those dreaded "romantic comedies" that male critics love to hate (including Janet Matlin, who tries to be more macho than her male counterparts). It's a "feel good" movie with a message, but it does make you feel good and its message is a good one. It is sweet and harmless and it has become one of my favorites -- there's just something very appealing about it.

Maid to Order has first-rate production values and a wonderful cast, not the least of whom is the late Dick Shawn, in an over-the-top role of a Hollywood record mogul married to Valerie Perrine. They stand out as not exactly your average married couple. Then again, they may BE average for Malibu.

The leads -- Ally Sheed and Michael Ontkean -- are charming and have a lot of chemistry together. The rest of the cast is equally good. It's not meant to be taken seriously and is perfect for a rainy afternoon.

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