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Wish Upon a Star (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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

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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Scott Wilkinson who plays the father and Ivey Lloyd who plays Hayley's best friend stared in Rigoletto together in 1993. 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: [in Hayley's body] So is there anything else I should know about you? Other than that you're a grungy, social outcast?
Hayley: [in Alexia's body] I'm not grungy. I just have my own style.
Alexia: Oh, dirt under the fingernails is in? You won't mind if I remove it, will you?
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On Mighty Wolverines
Written by Craig E. Ferrin
Performed by Hunter High School Band
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A really good film for Disney
14 August 2002 | by (McAllen, TX) – See all my reviews

Okay... I admit... The only reason I bothered was because of Katherine Heigl. But, once I sat down and watched the film, I really got into it. I mean, Disney is known for doing a lot of movies where teens switch places, and they usually are really bad.. However, this movie turned out really well. What really impressed me, was how well the two girls acted out each other's roles. By the end of the movie, I was clapping by myself in my empty living room. Plus, It had the band Moonpools & Caterpillars perform. Those guys rock! If somehow you get into a situation where you are locked in a padded room, bound and gagged, and forced to watch disney movies for the rest of your life; Watch this movie first, and then kill yourself...


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