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Maid to Order (1987)

PG | | Fantasy, Comedy | 31 July 1987 (USA)
Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy ... See full summary »

Director:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

Writers:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones), Perry Howze | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ally Sheedy ... Jessie Montgomery
Beverly D'Angelo ... Stella Winston
Michael Ontkean ... Nick McGuire
Valerie Perrine ... Georgette Starkey
Dick Shawn ... Stan Starkey
Tom Skerritt ... Charles Montgomery
Merry Clayton ... Audrey James
Begonya Plaza ... Maria (as Begoña Plaza)
Rain Phoenix ... Brie Starkey (as Rainbow Phoenix)
Leland Crooke ... Dude
Teddy Wilson ... Woodrow (as Theodore Wilson)
Perla Walter Perla Walter ... Trini
Rita Gomez Rita Gomez ... Juanita
Jason Beghe ... Bret
Kimberly Beck ... Kim
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Storyline

Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell which causes Charles to no longer have a daughter. Jessie, now penniless and without a friend, must take a maid's job to earn a living, and hopefully to learn her lesson... Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,868,521
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Great White, the band that plays at the party in this film, was involved in one of the most horrific disasters in the history of rock music - the Station Nightclub Fire in 2003, in Rhode Island, that killed 100 people (including guitarist Ty Longley) and injured 230 (132 escaped unhurt). The band's manager did prison time for his role in the event. At the time of the disaster the band was performing under the name Jack Russell's Great White. See more »

Goofs

When talking to Mr. Starkey during the Starlight Foundation dinner, Alicia, a vegetarian, was upset because the scheduled band threw raw meat at the audience. Later she is seen taking shrimp or caviar from Jessie. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Montgomery: I did not spend six years in junior college to be a maid.
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Connections

References Purple Rain (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Still Shine
Performed by Merry Clayton
Music and Lyrics by Nick Ashford (as Ashford) and Valerie Simpson (as Simpson)
Produced by Curtis Amy
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Fantasy Cinderella tale
15 July 2002 | by sibieSee all my reviews

I think this film may have been given too little credit. Although not an Oscar winner by far, it did lead me out of reality for a while and put a smile on my face. It is always nice when a film can do that. The music, by famous film composer Georges Delerue (Steel magnolias) helps cast the spell. Beverly D'angelo is well cast and Ally Sheedy is...well...Ally Sheedy


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