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Wish Upon a Star (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  12 November 1996 (USA)
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A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

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Cast

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Kyle Harding
Scott Wilkinson ...
Ben Wheaton
Mary Parker Williams ...
Nan Wheaton
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Mittermonster
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Caitlin Sheinbaum
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Simon
Jacque Gray ...
Kazumi
Kari Petersen ...
Talley
January Sorensen ...
Sabrina
Dane Stevens ...
Mr. Frauenfleder (as Duane V. Stephens)
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Mr. Watson
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Emily Klindt ...
Senior Class President
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Storyline

Handsome, considerate high-school jock Kyle Harding is the only taste the Wheaton sisters share. Tall, fashionable, popular airhead big sister is dating him, but fails to truly appreciate the young gentleman, let alone contemplate a serious relationship. Nerdy kid sister Haley hates the waste and expresses her envy by thoughtlessly wishing at a 'shooting star' (comet) to be Alexia. To their stupor, that happens the next morning. Forced to live each-other's lives, but unable to do it well by the other's standards, the sisters soon hate each-other even more and deliberately screw up. Gradually, they realize they would only both lose out, learn to appreciate the other's values and reconsider their own. Remain the matters of obviously utterly confused Kyle, and new neighbor boy Simon, whose no longer secret crush on Haley was confounded by Alexia. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might, Become My Sister For A Night!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aiuto sono mia sorella!  »

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Trivia

Danielle Harris, who plays little sister Hayley, is actually a year and a half older than Katherine Heigl who plays older sister, Alexia. See more »

Goofs

When Alexia answers the Chemistry question in class, she writes "ABC" on the whiteboard. In the next shot as she continues writing, the appearance of "ABC" is completely different. See more »

Quotes

[Alexia is in Hayley's body]
Alexia: What next, Hayley? Are you gonna lose my virginity too?
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Soundtracks

Water Music
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Courtesy of Sakajawea Music
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Well, this is...interesting.
12 July 2002 | by (Mattapoisett, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

My friends call me Crazy. Im starting to think Im crazy. But...I actually like this movie.

About 90% of my movie collection is horror movies, yet somehow this movie made it into my collection ( on a blank tape...but its still there) But enough rambling.

Sure, this may be on Disney, but that doesnt mean its not good. People should just give it a chance. I in fact only watched it because Ive got some silly crush on Danielle Harris. But thats not the point!

The movie has great acting, its funny and it has a moral to the story. But im no good at writing reviews. My point is: If a hardcore horror fan like me can like this movie, just about anybody can. Just give it a chance.


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