When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20’s: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn’t left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan’s body. And the only way she’s going to leave is if she gets that audition.
Maxie is a 1985 American fantasy film directed by Paul Aaron and starring Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin, Valerie Curtin, Ruth Gordon and Barnard Hughes. The plot is based on the 1973 novel Marion’s Wall by Jack Finney about a woman who is possessed by a very outgoing female ghost – a budding actress from the 1920s – named Maxie, who wants to fulfill her destiny.
Directed by: Paul Aaron
Starring: Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin, Ruth Gordon, Barnard Hughes, Valerie Curtin, Googy Gress, Michael Ensign, Leeza Gibbons
Screenplay by: Patricia Resnick
Production Design by: John J. Lloyd
Cinematography by: Fred Schuler
Film Editing by: Lynzee Klingman
Costume Design by: Ann Roth
Set Decoration by: George Gaines
Music by: Georges Delerue
Distributed by: Orion Pictures
Release Date: September 27, 1985