MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 273 this week

Three Wishes (1995)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  27 October 1995 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,962 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 12 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 543 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 9998 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 3607 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 1339 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Three Wishes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Wishes (1995)

Three Wishes (1995) on IMDb 6.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Wishes.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Green Dragon (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam war ends in 1975.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze
Next of Kin (1989)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

Director: Tom Reeve
Stars: James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze
Return of the Rebels (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An aging motorcycle gang assemble for a 25-year reunion to help out former member Mary Beth, a widowed operator of a popular campground which is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies.

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly
Icon (TV Movie 2005)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Patrick Bergin, Michael York
The Renegades (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this drama, undercover investigators are recruited from the streets to prevent arms smugglers from getting their weapons to street gangs.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks
Powder Blue (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui
Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker
Wooly Boys (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sheep rancher's visit to the big city triggers a mischevious adventure with his teenage computer-whiz grandson.

Director: Leszek Burzynski
Stars: Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Joseph Mazzello
Jump! (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for Patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Sinclair
Stars: Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze, Martine McCutcheon
City Girl (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman photographer engaged to be married to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Laura Harrington, Joe Mastroianni, Carole McGill
Pigs vs. Freaks (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a small town, the hippie faction often clashes with the mainstream. To settle their differences, the hippie "freaks" take on the town police "pigs" in a football game. On opposing sides ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Eugene Roche, Grant Goodeve, Adam Baldwin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jeanne Holman
...
...
...
Phil
...
Coach Schramka
...
Adult Tom
...
Leland's Dad
...
Joyce
David Zahorsky ...
Little Leland
Brian Flannery ...
Brian
...
Scott
Davin Jacob Carey ...
Sackin
David Hart ...
Brian's Father
...
Scott's Father
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you really believe, magic will find you

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der drei Wünsche  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,025,496 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Seth Mumy, who plays Gunther "Gunny" Holman, is the son of actor Bill Mumy. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is sunbathing in the backyard and is spotted by the lady neighbor, there is a shot with a plastic septic tank in the background. Back then septic tanks were made of concrete. See more »

Connections

Features The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

A Blossom Fell
Written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius and Dominic John
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Magic will find you - if you admit it
2 November 2005 | by (Klagenfurt, Austria) – See all my reviews

This movie is better than the rating suggests. Patrick Swayze displays some tremendous acting skills as the ever blue Jack McCloud, a tramp and thorough loner. He is sincere and pervasive, as is Joseph Mazzello as Tom. The evolving relationship between the two of them is one of the three major themes of the movie. It is a relationship propelled by Tom's dear wish to have some male person around he can relate to and rely on, as his father is apparently absent. Jack, who joins the family as a stranger, develops a kind of deep and caring commitment towards the three family members. He doesn't push for it, it just happens. The second theme focuses around M.E. Mastrantonio's brilliant performance as Jeanne Holman, Tom's and Gunny's mom. Her despair mingled with hope and confidence makes her the archetype of the single parent of the Mid-50s, the era which is so superbly revived as the movie's setting. The third theme centers around Gunny, Tom's little brother, his belief in magic and fairies as well as his fears. This is the movie's underlying main theme, as the title itself suggests. The end, which makes you feel good and renews faith in what we have and ought to preserve and care for, reveals the message of the title and grants this movie an inspiring and deeply human message. Magic is out there - in everything we do and everything we dream of. It is the little things, the little signs of love and affection, of hope and endurance. Tom himself, as an adult, receives reassurance in his faith and his values by what Jack has done to his family when he was a young boy. The message is brilliant and makes this movie a solid 8/10. "Be yourself", Jack advises Tom. "And be happy with what you have" he adds much later in the movie. Hope and love will endure against all odds, if we allow magic into our lives. The same magic we believed in as kids. It is still there. You just have to admit it.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
3 wishes GODitude
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! jenni-34
I absolutely love shawawa
Jack McCloud, baseball player? waterboy-14
Drifter london_beyonce
Betty Jane waldenpond88
Discuss Three Wishes (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?