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Maid to Order (1987)

PG | | Fantasy, Comedy | 31 July 1987 (USA)
A spoiled rich girl is visited by her fairy godmother and turned into a maid.

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,162,491, 2 August 1987

Gross USA:

$9,868,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ally Sheedy had high hopes for this film, but knew she was in trouble after a pre-release screening at the Director's Guild in Los Angeles left the audience disenchanted. Sheedy took her mother to the event, who told Ally mid-movie, "You're better than the script." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

Referenced in Glitch! (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit In The Sky
Performed by Doctor & The Medics (as Dr. and The Medics)
Music and Lyrics by Norman Greenbaum
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Great 80's Movie!
29 May 2001 | by PMcOuntrySee all my reviews

A Cinderella type movie... only the other way around... as her fairy Godmother says, some maids deserve to be princess' and some princess' deserve to b maids. You gotta love Ally Sheedy (best known for The Breakfast Club). The music in it is great! A great disco version of Spirit in the Sky and a beautiful song by Merry Clayton (gospel singer/backup for The Rolling Stones). I have no idea what the song is, if you do, e-mail me! A must see for comic/fantasy/80's lovers! I give it a 9!


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