A Simple Wish

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Overview

This comic children's fantasy from director Michael Ritchie stars Mara Wilson as eight-year-old New Yorker Anabel, who wishes that her father Oliver (Robert Pastorelli), a hansom cab driver in Central Park, would see his dream come true. In a thinly veiled jab at the overblown stage productions of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Oliver aspires to be cast in the lead role in a new big-budget musical based on A Tale of Two Cities. Anabel's wish is received by Murray (Martin Short), the very first male fairy godmother, a ...
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Overview

This comic children's fantasy from director Michael Ritchie stars Mara Wilson as eight-year-old New Yorker Anabel, who wishes that her father Oliver (Robert Pastorelli), a hansom cab driver in Central Park, would see his dream come true. In a thinly veiled jab at the overblown stage productions of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Oliver aspires to be cast in the lead role in a new big-budget musical based on A Tale of Two Cities. Anabel's wish is received by Murray (Martin Short), the very first male fairy godmother, a bumbler who predictably botches the spell fulfilling Anabel's wish, turning Oliver into a statue instead. In order to reverse the mistake, Murray needs help from his union, the North American Fairy Godmothers Association (NAFGA), which is holding a convention in Manhattan. Enter Claudia (Kathleen Turner), a scheming former fairy godmother turned witch, who steals the attendees' magic wands, intending to use their magic in a bid for power. A Simple Wish (1997) was one of four films representing the initial slate of The Bubble Factory, a movie production house assembled by the theater world's Sheinberg family. Their other films were The Pest (1997), McHale's Navy (1997), and For Richer or Poorer (1997).
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 025192027123
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,695

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Short Murray
Mara Wilson Anabel
Robert Pastorelli Oliver
Amanda Plummer Boots
Francis Capra Charlie
Kathleen Turner Claudia
Ruby Dee Hortense
Teri Garr Rena
Alan Campbell Tony Sable
Jonathan Hadary Lord Richard
Deborah Odell Jeri
Lanny Flaherty Duane
Technical Credits
Michael Ritchie Director
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Jaro Dick Set Decoration/Design
Matte World Digital Special Effects
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Michael S. Glick Co-producer
Peter Grundy Art Director
Stephen Hendrickson Production Designer
Thomas J. Mack Associate Producer
Rick Pagano Casting
Luke Reichle Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Rothberg Co-producer, Screenwriter
William Scharf Editor
Jonathan Sheinberg Producer
Bill Sheinberg Producer
Sid Sheinberg Producer
Jon Sheinberg Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles: Once Upon A Time... [5:35]
2. The Audition [7:31]
3. A Fairy Godmother? [5:06]
4. The Witch Want The Wands [5:14]
5. Big Trouble [5:53]
6. A Simple Wish [3:29]
7. Have Wand, Will Travel [5:46]
8. A Deadly Weapon and a Low I.Q. [4:50]
9. Murray's Mess [12:47]
10. A Frog in the Throat [5:44]
11. Make a Wish [5:45]
12. Like Putty in Her Hands [3:34]
13. Going to the Dogs [4:47]
14. The Real Magic [4:07]
15. Opening Night [4:23]
16. End Titles [4:47]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Bonus Materials
      Production Notes
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Martin Short
         Mara Wilson
         Kathleen Turner
         Robert Pastorelli
         Amanda Plummer
         Francis Capra
         Micheal Ritchie
      Theatrical Trailer
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages
      Captions & Subtitles
   Play
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