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Simple Wish (1997)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40678686
UPC: 025192027123
UPC 14: 00025192027123
Rating: Game Rating Code
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When annabel wished for a fairy god-mother, the last thing she expected to get was murray. Join mara wilson on this whirlwind adventure of magical mishaps in this hilarious fantasy about one girl's wish and the funniest spellcaster to ever wave a wand.
Editor's Note
A SIMPLE WISH tells the sweet-natured story of Murray (Martin Short), a bumbling fairy godfather who has good intentions but not much else. Technically, Murray is a fairy godmother--the only male member of the North American Fairy Godmother Association. After barely passing his godmother's exam, he is sent to New York City to watch after Anabel (Mara Wilson), a young girl who wishes that her father, Oliver (Robert Pastorelli), will land a part in a Broadway musical, so that the family won't have to move to Nebraska. But when the district's previous godmother, a nefarious spellcaster named Claudia (Kathleen Turner), arrives with her wacky sidekick, Boots (Amanda Plummer), her plans to cripple Murray and Anabel's magical association and monopolize the wish market wreak havoc on the already unstable Murray. It's up to Murray and Anabel to pool their resources and get rid of Claudia and Boots once and for all.

Director Michael Ritchie (THE BAD NEWS BEARS, THE GOLDEN CHILD) turns the fairytale knob up a notch with A SIMPLE WISH, also taking the time to poke fun at Broadway musicals. Featuring spectacular special effects and an extremely engaging performance by Wilson (MATILDA), this is a children's fable with a fresh twist.


Video Features DVD, English, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/25/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20271
Video UPC UPC: 00025192027123
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ruby Dee
Video Cast Info Kathleen Turner
Video Cast Info Teri Garr
Video Cast Info Francis Capra
Video Cast Info Amanda Plummer
Video Cast Info Mara Wilson
Video Cast Info Robert Pastorelli
Video Cast Info Martin Short
Video Cast Info Jon Sheinberg - Producer
Video Cast Info Bill Sheinberg - Producer
Video Cast Info VisionArt Design & Animation - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Sid Sheinberg - Producer
Video Cast Info Jeff Rothberg - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Blue Sky Studios, Inc. - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Michael Ritchie - Director
Plot Summary
In Michael Ritchie's A SIMPLE WISH, a bumbling fairy godfather tries to do good for a young girl who wishes for her father to get a part in a Broadway musical. But helping the girl isn't so easy when a previous godmother, a mischievious witch, shows up to cause trouble.

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...Short's Murray is quite a piece of business and guaranteed to be as funny a performance as the year will see..." 07/11/1997 p.F18

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Short,Martin
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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