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Willy/Milly (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 14 November 1986 (USA)
Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Alan Friedman (story "Willy Milly"), Walter Carbone (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Adlon ... Milly / Willy Niceman (as Pamela Segall)
Eric Gurry Eric Gurry ... Alfie
Mary Tanner Bailey Mary Tanner Bailey ... Stephanie (as Mary Tanner)
John Glover ... Fred Niceman
Patty Duke ... Doris Niceman
Seth Green ... Malcolm
JD Cullum ... Tom (as John David Cullum)
Corey Parker ... Lopez
Jeb Ellis-Brown Jeb Ellis-Brown ... Harry
Taryn Grimes ... Cynthia
Diane Bogino Diane Bogino ... Doctor #1
Milton Chaikin Milton Chaikin ... Doctor #2
Bobby Emmrich Bobby Emmrich ... Luke
Mike McGehee Mike McGehee ... Smiley
Robin Jackson Robin Jackson ... Witch
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Storyline

Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother offers her a potion which can make her deepest wish come true during a solar eclipse. She goes through with it and ends up with male genitals, additionally. So she has to decide if she wants to life as boy or girl. Her father, who always wanted a son, supports her in checking out life as a boy. Hence Milly changes school and starts out as Willy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Milly always wondered what it was like to be a boy. This morning she woke up with her first clue

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Special See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$214,000, 16 November 1986

Gross USA:

$277,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,405
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Supposedly Willy and Stephanie are in the room next to the parents, yet a bathroom is between the two rooms. See more »

Quotes

Willy/Milly: This is a guy's thing!
Stephanie: It's not your thing!
Willy/Milly: Yes it is!
Stephanie: Well, if it's *your* thing, it's not a *guy's* thing!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Mannish Boy
Written by Melvin London, Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters
Performed by: Muddy Waters
Published by: ARC Music and Water Tunes Music
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
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A truly hilarious fantasy comedy that can be enjoyed time and time again.
10 July 2003 | by MorbidMorganSee all my reviews

" Boys have got it made ", or so reckons ' Willy Milly's ' Milly Niceman ( Pamela Segall ), a budding young astronomer whose life is dramatically changed thanks to an ancient spell and a rare solar eclipse. For Milly's deepest darkest desire is granted, enabling her to experience life as a boy and with all the correct equipment to do it! But Milly soon discovers that being ' Willy ' doesn't neccesarily mean that life gets any easier, especially when she comes up against the high school bully!

Based on a story by Alan Friedman, Paul Schneider's offbeat ' Willy Milly ' is a truly hilarious fantasy comedy, one of those rare movies that can be enjoyed time and time again. Sharply scripted and impeccably acted, Segall delights in the lead role and she is offered terrific support by the likes of Patty Duke and John Glover as the Niceman parents and the lovely Mary Tanner as her dumbfounded best friend Stephanie.


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