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Maxie (1985)

PG | | Comedy | 27 September 1985 (USA)
A 1920s flapper who haunts her old house possesses a reserved housewife who just moved in. However, she cannot leave before she receives her massive audition for a Hollywood studio.

Director:

Paul Aaron

Writers:

Jack Finney (novel), Patricia Resnick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Jan / Maxie
Mandy Patinkin ... Nick
Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Lavin
Barnard Hughes ... Bishop Campbell
Valerie Curtin ... Miss Sheffer
Googy Gress ... Father Jerome
Michael Ensign ... Cleopatra Director
Michael Laskin ... Commercial Director
Lou Cutell ... Art Isenberg
Nelson Welch Nelson Welch ... Bartender
Leeza Gibbons ... E.T. Reporter
Evan White Evan White ... Channel 4 Announcer
Harry Wong Harry Wong ... Mr. Chu
Charles Douglas Laird Charles Douglas Laird ... Policeman
David Sosna David Sosna ... Assistant Director
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Storyline

When Nick and Jan Chaney move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the crazy landlady upstairs informs them about a girl who used to live there in the 1920s: a brash young party girl named Maxie Malone, who died in a car crash the morning before her massive audition for a Hollywood studio. Merry mayhem is guaranteed when Maxie's ghost, who hasn't left the house, takes over Jan's body and plans to rekindle her film career - but then falls head-over-heels in love with Nick. What he doesn't at first realise is that the woman making hasty advances on him is Maxie, and the only way she's going to leave Jan's body is if she gets that audition. Written by Kathy Li

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When she was Jan she was very very good, but when she was bad she was... Maxie. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Spirit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,121,531, 29 September 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,564,278
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the silent screen actress and ghost in Jack Finney's original novel Marion's Wall was Marion Marsh. See more »

Goofs

In his classic car, Nick makes a hand signal for a left-turn. He then promptly turns right to get in front of his apartment and pull into the garage. See more »

Quotes

Bishop Campbell: Do you know when World War II ended?
Jan: We had a second one?
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Connections

Features The Campus Vamp (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
Written by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson
Performed by Glenn Close
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Wonderful film!
4 March 2010 | by gflenardSee all my reviews

After purchasing my first VCR, this is one of the first films I rented.

Being in High School, at the time...I suppose it had an impression on me.

This movie is fantastic with Mandy, Glenn, and...of course the unforgettable Ruth Gordon.

Since the advent of DVD...I have been hoping for it's release. I relish the day.

Out of all the who know how many movies I've seen...this is one that touched me and counts as one of the greatest. I especially love "Bye, Bye, Blackbird". This was sung by Glenn, herself as "Maxie"


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