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Willy/Milly (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 14 November 1986 (USA)
Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Alan Friedman (story "Willy Milly"), Walter Carbone (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Adlon ... Milly / Willy Niceman (as Pamela Segall)
Eric Gurry Eric Gurry ... Alfie
Mary Tanner Bailey Mary Tanner Bailey ... Stephanie (as Mary Tanner)
John Glover ... Fred Niceman
Patty Duke ... Doris Niceman
Seth Green ... Malcolm
JD Cullum ... Tom (as John David Cullum)
Corey Parker ... Lopez
Jeb Ellis-Brown Jeb Ellis-Brown ... Harry
Taryn Grimes ... Cynthia
Diane Bogino Diane Bogino ... Doctor #1
Milton Chaikin Milton Chaikin ... Doctor #2
Bobby Emmrich Bobby Emmrich ... Luke
Mike McGehee Mike McGehee ... Smiley
Robin Jackson Robin Jackson ... Witch
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Storyline

Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother offers her a potion which can make her deepest wish come true during a solar eclipse. She goes through with it and ends up with male genitals, additionally. So she has to decide if she wants to life as boy or girl. Her father, who always wanted a son, supports her in checking out life as a boy. Hence Milly changes school and starts out as Willy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Milly always wondered what it was like to be a boy. This morning she woke up with her first clue

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Special See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$214,000, 16 November 1986

Gross USA:

$277,405
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Supposedly Willy and Stephanie are in the room next to the parents, yet a bathroom is between the two rooms. See more »

Quotes

Alfie: You're new, huh? Where ya from?
Willy: From?
Alfie: From...
Willy: Russia.
Alfie: Russia?
Willy: Maine.
Alfie: Maine? Maine or Russia?
Willy: I mean it's in Maine... Russia, Maine. It's a kind of a small place in the south-west-north-eastern part of the state, way back there.
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Connections

References The Marvelous Land of Oz (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Day
Music and Lyrics: David McHugh
Producer: David McHugh
Vocalist: Michael Stonton
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Found it on DVD!
31 January 2010 | by coralzebcoSee all my reviews

My sister and I LOVE this movie! We found the VHS at the flea market in the 90's. I recently found it on Amazon (DVD) and bought it ... opening music was updated (poor choice) - some lame graphics also added to opening credits - but boy am I happy to have it on DVD!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BZZ5SY/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_

Love Seth Green as the little punk neighbor boy, and how he randomly appears with his red wagon (everywhere), all seeing. I also like how Milly is merely seeing what the perceived benefits are to being a boy; she's not bi-curious, she's a feminist, and avoids advances from the girls.


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