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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realising who he was or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

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Jeanne Holman
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Phil
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Coach Schramka
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Adult Tom
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Leland's Dad
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Joyce
David Zahorsky ...
Little Leland
Brian Flannery ...
Brian
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Scott
Davin Jacob Carey ...
Sackin
David Hart ...
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Scott's Father
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When Jane Holman is driving with her two sons, Tom and Gunny, she accidentally runs into a drifter, named Jack McCloud, who breaks his leg. Feeling sorry for him, Jane invites Jack and his dog Betty Jane to stay at her home until his leg has healed. After having some difficulties to adapt to this new lifestyle, Jack soon finds himself loved by the family and they all want him to stay. When he starts teaching baseball to Tom, who misses his father who's missing in the Korean War, the two of them develop a strong bond. Meanwhile Gunny believes that there's more to Jack and Betty Jane than meets the eye, and he's determined to find out! Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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If you really believe, magic will find you

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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality, and a scary fantasy | See all certifications »
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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der drei Wünsche  »

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$7,025,496 (USA)
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Seth Mumy, who plays Gunther "Gunny" Holman, is the son of actor Bill Mumy. See more »

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In the movie, orange reflector squares are on the highway between the broken yellow painted lines. Those weren't used on the 2 lane highways until the early '80s. See more »

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Features King Kong (1933) See more »

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Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
Written by Gaynel Hodge, Curtis Williams and Jesse Belvin
Performed by The Penguins
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If you like the sentimental, you will love Three Wishes.
31 December 1999 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

When my 5 year old and I entered the theater for this film, all I knew was that it was not R rated. To my great pleasure and surprise I found a gem of a movie I continually recommend to all my friends.

After my brother and I watched it a few years ago you could have called us the "blubber brothers" as we both were overcome by the its generous wish for us all.


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