A Simple Wish

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director: Michael Ritchie
Writer: Jeff Rothberg
Director of Photography:Ralf Bode
liam Scharf
Music:Bruce Broughton
Production Designer:Stephen Hendrickson
Producers:Sid, Bill and Jon Sheinberg
Universal; PG; 95 minutes
Cast:Martin Short, Kathleen Turner, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Francis Capra, Jonathan Hadary and Alan Campbell

Short could use his own fairy godmother in this slight film. Anabel Greening (Wilson) wishes for a fairy godmother to help her widowed dad, Oliver (Pastorelli), get a break on Broadway. The North American Fairy Godmothers Association sends her a clunker in Murray (Short), the group's flunkie, who flubs his first assignment and turns Oliver into stone. To complicate matters, godmother-turned-witch Claudia (Turner) has stolen all the other godmothers' wands.

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