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Spoiled-rotten teenager Jessie (Ally Sheedy) can't stand the notion that the whole world doesn't jump to the crack of her whip. Her overindulgent father, millionaire Charles Montgomery (Tom Skerritt), wishes he could teach his daughter a lesson, but can't bring himself to deny his little darling everything her heart desires. Unfortunately, she gets her comeuppance when, after finding out that Jessie has been arrested, her father mutters a wish that she'd never been born. Zap! Enter fairy godmother Stella (Beverly D'Angelo), who grants the wish. With no name, no friends, and no money, Jessie has no choice but to look for work. She is hired as a maid by a filthy rich Malibu couple (Valerie Perrine and Dick Shawn), whose selfish excesses make Jessie look like Pollyanna. Worse still, Jessie is compelled by circumstance to meet up with her father, who doesn't even recognize her. The key to the film's success is the wonderfully many-sided performance of Ally Sheedy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 1987

Cast

Ally Sheedy
as Jessie Montgomery
Beverly D'Angelo
as Stella
Michael Ontkean
as Nick McGuire
Valerie Perrine
as Georgette Starkey
Dick Shawn
as Stan Starkey
Tom Skerritt
as Charles Montgomery
Merry Clayton
as Audrey James
Begonia Plaza
as Maria
Nina Axelrod
Steven Robert Ross
Rigg Kennedy
as Westec Guard #1
Khandi Alexander
as Hooker in Jail
Brett Hadley
as Harvey Bessman
Carmine Iannaccone
as Habib
Alexander Folk
as Westec Guard #2
Diana Bellamy
as Woman in Unemployment Office
Ed Quinlan
as Man at Party
Alyson Croft
as Lorelei
Katey Sagal
as Louise
Robert Jaffe
as Miles
Jason Beghe
as Bret
Theodore Wilson
as Woodrow
Rain Phoenix
as Brie Starkey
Keith Joe Dick
as Arresting Officer
Perla Walter
as Trini
Rita Gomez
as Juanita
Bennet Guillory
as George Sterling
Theresa Randle
as Doni
Tony Simotes
as Francisco
Vance Colvig
as Man with Newspapers
Victoria Catlin
as Alicia Nolin
Virginia Watson
Henry Woolf
as Jailer
Julianna McCarthy
as Elderly Lady
Kimberly Beck
as Kim
Leland Crooke
as Dude

Crew

Herb Jaffe
Producer
Mort Engelberg
Producer
Randy Howze
Screenwriter
Perry Howze
Screenwriter
Shelly Johnson
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Sidney Wolinsky
Editor
Jeffrey Townsend
Production Designer
Lisa Jensen
Costume Designer
Rick Waddell
Sound/Sound Designer
Kristine Peterson
First Assistant Director
Nina Axelrod
Casting
Jeffrey Townsend
Second Unit Director
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