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Maxie (1985)

PG | | Comedy | 27 September 1985 (USA)
A 1920s flapper who haunts her old house possesses a dull housewife who just moved in. Hilarity ensues.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jan / Maxie
... Nick
... Mrs. Lavin
... Bishop Campbell
... Miss Sheffer
... Father Jerome
... Cleopatra Director
... Commercial Director
... Art Isenberg
Nelson Welch ... Bartender
... E.T. Reporter
Evan White ... Channel 4 Announcer
Harry Wong ... Mr. Chu
Charles Douglas Laird ... Policeman
David Sosna ... Assistant Director
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When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn't left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan's body. And the only way she's going to leave is if she gets that audition. Written by Kathy Li

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27 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Free Spirit  »

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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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On Tuesday, November 20, 1984, auditions for extras were held at Stage 18 at Laird International Studios in Culver City, California. During this interview, the male extras were asked if they were willing to cut their hair in a short 1920s style. Some extras agreed to cut their hair short while other extras did not. On Tuesday, November 27, 1984, exterior scenes of 'Maxie' arriving in the antique yellow car were shot at the Ambassador Hotel. The scene included an exchange of dialogue between 'Maxie' and E.T. reporter Leeza Gibson. The scene featured a handful of extras as press photographers. [Source: Steven A. Fredrick] See more »

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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

Jan: Funny guy. Reminds me of Fatty Arbuckle.
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FREE SPIRIT
Composed by Ray Colcord
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One of my favorites
29 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Maxie is one of my favorites. What is especially excellent is Glenn Close's ability to change between Jan and Maxie, by only a subtle change in expression. She was remarkable. Ruth Gordon too, made the movie memorable . As her last picture, it was a fitting tribute to a great actress. The entire movie couldn't be better. I am giving it a 10.


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