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The Cleaning Lady (2005)

A young cleaning lady, eager to change her life, tricks a client into thinking they're married. A comedy about missed opportunities, second chances and a whole lot of confusion.

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Curtis Lim

Writer:

Curtis Lim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Niestat Debra Niestat ... Madeline
Michael David Cheng ... Stanford (as Michael Cheng)
Andy Gates ... Joe (as Andy Freeman)
Dennis Yen Dennis Yen ... Mr. Han
Danton Mew ... Mr. Lau
Charise Greene ... Vera
Renny Madlena ... Detective Guthmann
Nancy Phelps Nancy Phelps ... Narrator
Evelyn Washington Evelyn Washington ... Barbara
Susan Kleinman Susan Kleinman ... Annette
Elaine Pinto Elaine Pinto ... Rosa
Terry Boero Terry Boero ... Supervisor
Michaela Greeley Michaela Greeley ... The Witch
Mary Ann Biewener ... Barbara's Client
Cynthia J. Cravens Cynthia J. Cravens ... Annette's Client
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Storyline

What if you had a chance to do everything all over again? Would you make the same mistakes? Or would you get it right the second time? Madeline is a lovable, down-to-earth young woman who constantly tries to make her life better but fails at every turn. It doesn't help that her job consists of cleaning one strange household after another, or that her husband Joe gambles all her money away. Her only friend is Stanford, a medical student who encourages her to go back to school, but even he doesn't have time for her. No one does. Then one day a quirky accident puts Madeline in an interesting dilemma...a situation that could solve all of her problems... Written by C. Lim

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What If You Could Be Someone Else?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairfield, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Two Mops -Way Up!
23 October 2005 | by david-2123See all my reviews

This independent feature is both witty and poignant with rich characters wonderfully portrayed by a talented cast. Set in San Francisco, we follow the life of a cleaning lady who isn't satisfied with her station in life or her choice of a husband. Disappointment looms everywhere however everyone's life is about to dramatically change in a split second. A beautiful romance ensues after a life changing incident in this well scripted film which is peppered with laugh out loud humor. Bravo to Curtis Lim and Nancy Phelps and their cast for producing such an engaging and entertaining film. The cinematography alone makes this a film to see.


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