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A Simple Wish (1997)

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oliver
... Hortense
... Charlie
... Lord Richard
... Jeri
... Anabel
... Boots
Alan Campbell ... Tony Sable
... Claudia
... Duane
... Rena
... Murray
... Ms. Bramble
... Manny
... Joe
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots. Written by Anonymous

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Anabel made a wish. Murray made a mess See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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11 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Bir dilek tut  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,732,880, 13 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,119,205, 24 August 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Ritchie's final film as a director. See more »

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As Oliver is chasing for the runaway driverless carriage, you can see a man driving the carriage. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: Everything is fine. No, nothing is wrong. Hortense... is flat.
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Crazy Credits

After "The Bubble Factory" at the start of the film, tricks are played for the next 4 frames: 1) "Feivbrsel Puctorus and Thn Beabla Uictsry Present" quickly rearranges itself to read "The Bubble Factory and Universal Pictures Present"; 2} "A Sheinberg Production" is first shown with "Sheinberg" rotated 180°; 3) "A Michael Ritchie Film" is first shown with the letters squashed to the right with the bottom of each letter unmoved - they each quickly right themselves; 4) The title is first shown as "A Simqle Wish" - the "q" then spins around its vertical axis, ending up as a "p". See more »

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Sabre Dance
(1942)
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
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A Fun And Smart Kids Movie!
24 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

> This is a very good kids movie, that is fun and entertaining. Martin Short makes a hilarious Fairy Godmother, or should I say "Fairy Godfather" to Mara Wilson, who only wants her dad to be in a broadway show, but gets mixed up and must stop an evil witch played by Kathleen Turner, or her dad will become a statue! This movie was smart and fun, and the "frog in your throat" scene was gross-out funny! I give it 10/10.


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