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A Simple Wish (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  11 July 1997 (USA)
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hortense
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Charlie
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Lord Richard
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Jeri
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Anabel
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Tony Sable
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Duane
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Clare Coulter ...
Ms. Bramble
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Manny
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Joe
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Storyline

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots. Written by Anonymous

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Anabel made a wish. Murray made a mess See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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11 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Bir dilek tut  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,732,880 (USA) (11 July 1997)

Gross:

$8,119,205 (USA) (22 August 1997)
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Trivia

Michael Ritchie's final film as a director. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: How DARE you mock me!
Murray: [in a mocking voice] How DARE you mock me!
Claudia: Cut it Out!
Murray: Cut it...!
[before he could finish Claudia grabs his throat]
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Crazy Credits

After "The Bubble Factory" at the start of the film, tricks are played for the next 4 frames: 1) "Feivbrsel Puctorus and Thn Beabla Uictsry Present" quickly rearranges itself to read "The Bubble Factory and Universal Pictures Present"; 2} "A Sheinberg Production" is first shown with "Sheinberg" rotated 180°; 3) "A Michael Ritchie Film" is first shown with the letters squashed to the right with the bottom of each letter unmoved - they each quickly right themselves; 4) The title is first shown as "A Simqle Wish" - the "q" then spins around its vertical axis, ending up as a "p". See more »

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Soundtracks

The Best of Times
Music by Lucy Simon
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Performed by Peter Samuels
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Well worth renting: kids will LOVE,& adults can enjoy acting
29 June 2001 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This is really worthwhile; the Kids I showed it to (Boy,8 & girl,5) LOVED it, even to the extent of asking me to rewind/reshow certain parts. I really enjoyed the acting---lots of famous talent--the score---and the "inside" theatre stuff. Also it kept to its "G" rating without any of the violence or language found in SOOOO many purportedly "kids flix" lately. I've watched it without kids and loved it, too!


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