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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jessie Montgomery
... Stella Winston
... Nick McGuire
... Georgette Starkey
... Stan Starkey
... Charles Montgomery
... Audrey James
... Maria (as Begoña Plaza)
... Brie Starkey (as Rainbow Phoenix)
... Dude
... Woodrow (as Theodore Wilson)
Perla Walter ... Trini
Rita Gomez ... Juanita
... Bret
... Kim
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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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She was raise in a Beverly Hills mansion. Now, she's got to clean one. Ally Sheedy is Jessie Montgomery ... worse help is hard to find. See more »

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Fantasy | Comedy

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,868,521
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Trivia

The band at the party, the Loaded Blanks, are actually the hard rock band Great White. See more »

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There are a couple scenes where marker tape is visible on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Montgomery: Please let me take it in Maria. Please!
Maria: She told me to take it in.
Jessie Montgomery: Well what difference does it make?
Maria: The difference is if you screw up, then my ass is grass and she's the lawnmower!
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Connections

Referenced in Perfect Strangers: Maid to Order (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It's In His Kiss
Performed by Merry Clayton
Music and Lyrics by Rudy Clark
Produced by Curtis Amy
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"There is no such thing as a white maid in Los Angeles."
19 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Rich spoiled brat Ally Sheedy pisses her dad Tom Skerritt off so much he wishes she'd never been born. In steps fairy godmother Beverly D'Angelo to try and help by giving Ally the George Bailey treatment. In a world in which she never existed, she must now work for a living and learn valuable lessons about...I don't know, being poor or something. Anyway she comes out a better person in the end, even if it does feel light-switched. It's not a great movie but it is watchable. For a comedy it's not terribly funny and all it has to say philosophically could be written on the head of a pin. Still, the cast is excellent (far better than it deserves). Ally does a decent job but, if you weren't a fan of hers before, this is unlikely to make you one. Valerie Perrine and Dick Shawn are fun as the weirdo rich couple who hire her as their maid simply because "It's so difficult to find good white help these days." Beverly D'Angelo is great as the fairy godmother. There's a little bit of Cinderella referencing in this, particularly near the end, but I'm not sure why. The story doesn't really follow that path but I suppose if you reworked Cinderella to be about one of the wicked stepsisters it might work. Oh and prepare yourself for the worst scene in the movie, where Merry 'Gimme Shelter' Clayton wows all the rich white people with a dreadful '80s cover of "The Shoop Shoop Song."


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