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Rags to Riches 

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

Creator:

Bernie Kukoff
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2   1   Unknown  
1988   1987   Unknown  
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the Film the series theme song can be heard on a record the girls are listening to when the Shembeckler's arrive. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

User Reviews

They need to make more movies like this
27 March 2002 | by mustang1-1See all my reviews

What a refreshing movie and series this was. My girls loved it. We couldn't wait until the next episodes.

I wish there was a place to buy the TV series.

I rank this right along with "That Thing You Do". 10 for family entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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