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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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Taglines:

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,405
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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

Love Is Coming Home With Me Tonight
Music and Lyrics: David McHugh
Producer: David McHugh
Vocalist: Ellen Bernfeld and David McHugh
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Something Special, it was called on the cover...
4 August 2006 | by kitiwitiSee all my reviews

found an unopened copy of this in a garage sale and it was such an unassuming movie that i fell in love with it after first viewing. mainly cause i related to it so much. I'm not lesbian, but i do want equal treatment.

this movie addressed that issue without being too heavy. and you cant help but cringe at the development of the storyline, not because its awful, but because the acting was so real.

it didn't have popular actors, except for john glover, who was hilarious, i might say. but the mom was really funny too.

it also reminded me a bit of revenge of the nerds.

be prepared for an unusual plotted, lines bordering cheesy, not-for-intellectuals type of movie, and you'll like this one.


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