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This Wife for Hire (1985)

TV Movie | 100 min | Comedy

Marsha Harper (Dawber) is a happily married woman and mother of two children who begins to get restless and longs to return to work. Harper's husband, however, tells her that after so many years as a stay-at-home mom and housewife, she has...See moreMarsha Harper (Dawber) is a happily married woman and mother of two children who begins to get restless and longs to return to work. Harper's husband, however, tells her that after so many years as a stay-at-home mom and housewife, she has only her domestic skills to go on. One day Harper is watching a talk show on television where a sports figure is being interviewed. This up-and-comer is lamenting that the stresses of his career have left his home life a wreck: he's bad at keeping his house and laundry done and doesn't eat well because he can't cook. On impulse, Marsha suddenly calls into the show and offers to provide all the ball player needs. Skeptically, he asks, "Who are you?" and she responds, "I'm a wife for hire!" Harper suddenly finds herself running an increasingly successful entrepreneurial business that starts to put a strain on her marriage. Written by looker1010az See less
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Director
Writers
Phil Margo (teleplay) | Don Segall (teleplay)
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Cinematographer
Rexford L. Metz (as Rexford Metz)
Editor
Sidney Katz (as Sidney M. Katz)
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Updated Mar 18, 1985

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Mar 18, 1985 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Pam Dawber
Marsha Harper Marsha Harper   See fewer
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Robert Klein
Alan Harper Alan Harper   See fewer
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Laraine Newman
Louise Bellini Louise Bellini   See fewer
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Dick Gautier
Howard Greer (as Richard Gautier) Howard Greer (as Richard Gautier)   See fewer
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Sal Viscuso
Paul Bellini Paul Bellini   See fewer
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Sam J. Jones
Tommy Sellers Tommy Sellers   See fewer
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Ann Jillian
Valerie Roberts Valerie Roberts   See fewer
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David White
Larry Dunston Larry Dunston   See fewer
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Tim Kazurinsky
Mel Greenfield, M.D Mel Greenfield, M.D   See fewer
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Maia Brewton
Amy Harper Amy Harper   See fewer
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Scott Nemes
Greg Harper Greg Harper   See fewer
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Nora Gaye
Candy Atwood Candy Atwood   See fewer
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Channing Chase
Mrs. Greer Mrs. Greer   See fewer
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Lisa Figus
Kate Dunston Kate Dunston   See fewer
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Ronalda Douglas
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Susan Gauthier
Woman at Party Woman at Party   See fewer
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Pat Studstill
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Bill Sorrells
Race Official Race Official   See fewer
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Joseph Michael Cala
Announcer #1 Announcer #1   See fewer
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Nelson Davis
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Terryl Gavre
Dumb Blonde (uncredited) Dumb Blonde (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gunnar Magg
Airline passenger (uncredited) Airline passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.6 / 10 | 22 votes