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Maid to Order (1987)

PG | | Fantasy, Comedy | 31 July 1987 (USA)
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

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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
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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 »

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Fantasy | Comedy

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,868,521 (USA)
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Trivia

Ally Sheedy had high hopes for the film, but knew she was in trouble after a pre-release screening at the Director's Guild in Los Angeles left the audience disenchanted. Sheedy took her mother to the event, who told Ally mid-movie, "You're better than the script." See more »

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When Jessie leaves the Sunday dinner at Audrey's house, as she and the others are saying goodbye to Audrey's father, the actor's marks are clearly taped down on the floor. See more »

Quotes

[Jessie brings Stan his laundry]
Stan Starkey: What the... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY WRINKLED SUIT?
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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Referenced in Step by Step: Maid to Order (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Clean Up Woman
Performed by Bekka Bramlett
Music and Lyrics by Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke (as Willie Clark)
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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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