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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She was raised 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 »

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

When talking to Mr. Starkey during the Starlight Foundation dinner, Alicia, a vegetarian, was upset because the scheduled band threw raw meat at the audience. Later she is seen taking shrimp or caviar from Jessie. See more »

Quotes

Stella Winston: You're a spoiled, silly, boring, insignificant little twit.
Jessie Montgomery: Hey! Who are you calling boring?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: They'll Do it Every Time: Part One (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

976-Self Service
Music by Ralph Jones and Claudette Raiche
Produced and Engineered by Ralph Jones
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A guilty pleasure, perhaps, but great fun
25 October 2002 | by danpatter2002See all my reviews

This charming fairy tale features some fine performances, especially from Dick Shawn, Valerie Perrine and Beverly D'Angelo. The movie is sweet and enjoyable, and there are a couple of nice songs, too. Suspend your disbelief, pop the corn, sit back and enjoy.


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