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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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Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

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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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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jessie leaves the Sunday dinner at Audrey's house, as she and the others are saying goodbye to Audrey's father, the actor's marks are clearly taped down on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Montgomery: Hey, I bruise easily, okay!
Stella Winston: You're a real peach, aren't ya?
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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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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A heart-warming tale
11 February 2001 | by RachelLoneSee all my reviews

Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) is the spoiled only child of Charles Montgomery (Tom Skerrit), the chairman of Starlight Foundation. Jessie loves partying all night. She does nothing but seeking pleasure. One night she is busted by a cop for speed-driving and using drugs. When Mr. Montgomery is notified regarding this incident, he can't help feeling so disappointed and frustrated, and he says he wishes he never had this daughter.

Jessie's fairy godmother (Beverly D'Angelo) appears, erases Jessie's criminal record, taking her out of the police station and tells Jessie that her past has also been erased. Now she's on her own. Her friends don't know her any more. Her father doesn't know her any more. After wandering on streets for days, she has to get a job. One thing she would have never done in the past.

Working as a maid at a trendy house in Beverly Hills, Jessie learns how to do housework and how to treat people in a better way. Finally, she becomes unselfish and compassionate.

Overall, it's pleasant to watch this movie.


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