MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,942 this week

Wishman (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  30 July 1993 (USA)
1.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 1.5/10 from 430 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Basie is a man who collects junk and tries to make something out of it. He is also in love with Lily, a woman he has never spoken to but salutes every day. She is about to get conned out of... See full summary »

Director:

(as Michael Marvin)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1020 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 375 titles
created 21 Jun 2013
 
a list of 1020 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wishman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wishman (1992)

Wishman (1992) on IMDb 1.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wishman.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Madam Savant (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Mike Marvin
Stars: Kira Reed Lorsch, Nichole McAuley, Jeff Rector
Pledge This! (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

At South Beach University, a beautiful sorority president takes in a group of unconventional freshman girls seeking acceptance into her house.

Directors: William Heins, Strathford Hamilton
Stars: Paris Hilton, Simon Rex, Paula Garcés
Wonderland (2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Director: James Cox
Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught!

Director: Pauly Shore
Stars: Ashley L. Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Camille Anderson
Bottoms Up (Video 2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A Midwestern bartender ingratiates himself into the Hollywood system, finding love along the way.

Director: Erik MacArthur
Stars: Jason Mewes, David Keith, Paris Hilton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Nate moves to L.A. to track down Cristabel, the woman he's been in love with since childhood, only to discover that his plan to woo her only has one hurdle to overcome: what to do with June, Cristabel's ever-present, not-so-hot best friend? What's even more complicating is Nate's growing feelings for June, whose true beauty starts to emerge.

Director: Tom Putnam
Stars: Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore, Christine Lakin
Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega
Raising Helen (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack
Stories USA (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy.

Directors: David Brooks, Paul Carafotes, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Steven R. McQueen, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli
Wishman (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Mark Dodson, Margarita Fernández
Deuce Coupe (1992)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two brothers are seperated by the love for the same woman - but they get united again by their fascination for speed and racing cars.

Director: Mark Deimel
Stars: Kieran Mulroney, Brian Bloom, Danielle von Zerneck
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After Leila, his boss's daughter, is kidnapped by psychopathic plague victim Decker, chauffeur Chazz teams up with plague-infected mercenary Luger to penetrate the toxic & off-limits Plague Zone and bring her back alive.

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Wings Hauser, Brion James, Pamela Ludwig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Basie
...
Hitchcock the Genie
...
Silverstein
Quin Kessler ...
Lily Andon
Nancy Parsons ...
Miss Crabbe
...
Staten Jack Rose
...
Dr. Abe Rogers
...
Ms. Finger
...
Ted Taylor
...
Det. Sturgis
Carl Strano ...
Dr. Carp
...
Max the Squealer
...
Bascom the Curator
...
Grodnik
...
Mean Cop
Edit

Storyline

Basie is a man who collects junk and tries to make something out of it. He is also in love with Lily, a woman he has never spoken to but salutes every day. She is about to get conned out of her money by her greedy lawyer. And then there is the Genie who has lost his bottle and seeks Basie's help. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitch, der Geist aus der Flasche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflections of Passion
Written and Performed by Yanni
Courtesy of Private Music and 23rd Street Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You'll never find it, but try.
4 August 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

This is a peculiar indie movie with a mild story but a strong cast.

Geoffrey Lewis is cast extremely against type (as Wishman, a good genie) and is over the top with round words, round phrases and round hand and arm movements whenever he speaks. A curious, but strangely comical and very likable characterization.

Paul Le Mat is his ever-reliable self (why is Paul not a huge star?) and carries his role off fine, if low key.

And Quin Kessler, who only appeared in a handful of films, is one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the screen with her presence. Her acting here was plenty good enough to earn her other roles, and her fabulous looks should have guaranteed her success.

Add the likes of Paul Gleason, Brion James, Gailard Sartain and Nancy Parsons (Beula Ballbricker to all you PORKY'S fans) and you've got a lot of talent on the screen. Plus the very first ever screen appearances of Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky! The director knew what he wanted, mostly subdued performances, and the actors gave them to him. The effect is odd, but enjoyable.

Wishman is a light little fantasy romance movie, nice in every detail, with a happy ending. You'll end up smiling, and what more can you ask from a couple of hours' pleasant diversion?


13 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Wishman (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?