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Rags to Riches 

A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.


Bernie Kukoff
4,195 ( 128)




2   1   Unknown  
1988   1987   Unknown  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Joseph Bologna ...  Nick Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Tisha Campbell ...  Marva Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Blanca De Garr Blanca De Garr ...  Patty Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Kimiko Gelman ...  Rose Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Bridget Michele Bridget Michele ...  Diane Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Heidi Zeigler Heidi Zeigler ...  Mickey Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Douglas Seale ...  John Clapper 20 episodes, 1987-1988


When Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire from New Jersey, decides to manipulate his image for a business merger, he adopts 5 orphan girls who refuse to be split up and makes sure the press is there to catch every glowing moment--meanwhile planning to stick them in a boarding school after his success. But raising 5 girls is far from easy; they keep him on the edge of his last nerve. When things go awry, he starts to take notice of them as people instead of a group. He soon changes his mind about the school and decides to keep them around permanently, and he tries to smooth out his rough edges to become a role-model parent, which takes much time and love. The girls go through their own troubles as they adapt to a having an adult who is actually trying. Used to being on their own, they make a lot of adult decisions without asking Nick, from buying a food truck to making a trek to Vegas to retrieve Elvis' guitar, and putting themselves often at risk. Nick is there to save the day, and the... Written by Richard Johnson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From New Jersey to Beverly Hills,from the orphanage to the mansion, they went from Rags to Riches


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Did You Know?


The entire series was released on DVD by Image Entertainment on April 2, 2019. See more »


Though the series is set in the year 1961, much of the clothes and accessories worn by the characters are clearly from the 1980s. See more »


Referenced in I Am Not Okay with This: The Master of One F**k (2020) See more »

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27 August 2012 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This show was a clever mix of comedy, drama, and music. It featured a cutthroat food mogul who adopted five orphaned girls in an attempt to seal a deal and improve his image. Of course, the girls changed his life, and he changed theirs. The girls would frequently engage in song to reflect the story of the episode. I loved the one where a guy tried to scam a girl who had just gotten her drivers' liscence, or where a Russian guy was over, or where the girl had her "Sweet 16" at the same time the Cuban Missile Crisis Hit. (the show was set in the early 60s.) This was a thoroughly enjoyable show with cute girls, good episodes, and an ensemble that clicked! Joeseph Bologna was good in the lead.

*** out of ****

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9 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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