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Encyclopedia > A Simple Wish

A Simple Wish is a 1997 theatrical comedy about a bumbling male fairy godmother named Murray, who tries to help eight-year-old Anabel fulfil her wish that her father, a cab driver, win the leading role in a Broadway musical. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... by Sophie Anderson A fairy, or faerie, is a spirit or supernatural being that is found in the legends, folklore, and mythology of many different cultures. ... A godparent, in Christianity, is someone who sponsors a childs baptism. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...

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Cast listing

Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is an actor, writer, and producer best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. ... Wilson in Melrose Place, 1993 Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July 24, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Robert Pastorelli (June 21, 1954 – March 8, 2004) was an American actor from New Brunswick, New Jersey. ... Francis Capra (born 22 April 1983 in New York) is an American actor of Sicilian descent. ... Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an African-American actress and activist. ... Turner as private eye V.I. Warshawski Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an American actress. ... Amanda Plummer as Honey Bunny in Pulp Fiction. ... Teri Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a United States actor. ...

Plot ending

Murray comes through and makes Anabel's wish come true. Tony Sable slips on a bucket and starts complaining and as a result, gets fired and Oliver is cast in his place. The play (an adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities) is a success. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame and patriotism. ...


Memorable quotes

  • Murray (Martin Short): "Have wand, will travel."

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