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The Fourth Wish (1976)

The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Casey
Robert Bettles ...
Sean
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Dr. Richardson
Anne Haddy ...
Dr. Kirk
Ron Haddrick ...
Harbord
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Connie
Julie Hamilton ...
Jenny
Brian Anderson ...
Wally
Julie Dawson ...
Hannah
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Simms (as Ted Hodgeman)
Norman Yemm ...
Specialist
Brian James ...
Jarvis
Don Crosby ...
Priest
Cul Cullen ...
Patcheck
Gordon McDougall ...
Policeman
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The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.

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Casey is an ordinary bloke. With three very important things to achieve. If it means bucking the system, he'll do it. And win. You'll like Casey. When the chips are down he's got the guts to get in there and have a go. He's taking on the world for the sake of his son. See more »

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16 July 1976 (Australia)  »

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Der vierte Wunsch  »

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AUD 240,000 (estimated)
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One of two Australian movies both debuting in 1976 where the then child actor Robert Bettles played a character with a disease or disability. In Let the Balloon Go (1976) his character has poliomyelitis (aka polio and infantile paralysis) whilst in The Fourth Wish (1976) his character has terminal leukaemia. See more »

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An above average drama about overcoming the reality of dying.
26 November 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a similar premise to another movie I've seen called THE CHRISTMAS TREE (William Holden), where the young enjoys the final moments of his / her life by accepting their own true wishes. What follows is an experience based on true-life situations. Granted, THE FOURTH WISH is a fairly decent drama. There could've been some higher emotional values hadn't Sean's father argued so much about the useless obstacles facing him. It's not very tense, but it has some meaning to the story and should serve as a motivational tool for the children. This was made on Australian soil as the actors speak their own style of English. It's pretty good.


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