A Simple Wish 25 years old

Anabel made a wish. Murray made a mess.

A Simple Wish

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.


A Simple Wish Cast

Name Character
Robert Pastorelli He was 43, 49 years old when he died as Oliver Greening
Ruby Dee She was 74, 91 years old when she died as Hortence
Kathleen Turner She was 43, now 68 years old as Claudia
Francis Capra He was 14, now 39 years old as Charlie Greening
Mara Wilson She was 9, now 35 years old as Anabel Greening
Teri Garr She was 52, now 78 years old as Rena
Martin Short He was 47, now 72 years old as Murray
Amanda Plummer She was 40, now 65 years old as Boots
Deborah Odell She was 23, now 49 years old as Jeri

A Simple Wish Crew

Name Department
Richard LeGrand, Jr. as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Walter Spencer as Dialogue Editor. He was 18 (now 44) years old Sound
Jaro Dick as Set Decoration. Art
Marilyn Graf as Foley Editor. Sound
Stephen Hendrickson as Production Design. Art
Michael S. Glick as Unit Production Manager. Production
William S. Scharf as Editor. Editing
Bruce Broughton as Original Music Composer. He was 52 (now 77) years old Sound
Ralf D. Bode as Director of Photography. He was 56 (59) years old when He died Camera
Jeff Rothberg as Screenplay. Writing
Wayne McLaughlin as Property Master. Art
Steve Maslow as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 52 (now 78) years old Sound
Luke Reichle as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Bob McNabb as Supervising ADR Editor. Sound
A Simple Wish poster
A Simple Wish (25 years)

Anabel made a wish. Murray made a mess.

  • Release day: Friday, July 11, 1997
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Budget: 28000000.00
  • Revenue: 8345056.00