Three Wishes (1995)

PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  27 October 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Holman
Coach Schramka
Adult Tom
Leland's Dad
David Zahorsky ...
Little Leland
Brian Flannery ...
Davin Jacob Carey ...
David Hart ...
Brian's Father
Scott's Father


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 <>

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If you really believe, magic will find you


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality, and a scary fantasy | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der drei Wünsche  »

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$7,025,496 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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A good movie for family to watch together
24 February 2005 | by (New york, United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on TV twice. It's the first movie I've watched by Patrick Swayze. I was moved by the story and felt myself like that little Tom very much. I couldn't help crying when I saw the ending and told myself I should learn from this movie. And till then I began to understand the meaning of the movie.

It's a good movie for a family to watch together. I think many people can learn from this movie that we should cherish what we already have had in hand. As the saying says, happiness lies in satisfaction.

And it's not a big story, so it may not have got much attention from audience. But still I would say it's a good movie.

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