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 overview, first billed only:
Kyle Harding
Scott Wilkinson ...
Ben Wheaton
Mary Parker Williams ...
Nan Wheaton
Caitlin Sheinbaum
Talley (as Kari Petersen)
January Sorensen ...
Dane Stevens ...
Mr. Frauenfleder (as Duane V. Stephens)
Mark Hofeling ...
Mr. Watson
Emily Klindt ...
Senior Class President


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


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aiuto sono mia sorella  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott Wilkinson who plays the father and Ivey Lloyd who plays Hayley's best friend stared in Rigoletto together in 1993. See more »


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 »


Caitlin Sheinbaum: I never said an open party, my parents will slaughter me.
Sabrina: Well it's a small price to pay when you consider what it'll do for your social life.
Alexia Wheaton: Caitlin didn't you say you neeeded to talk to Hayley?
Hayley Wheaton: Yeah, Caitlin can I talk to you for a minute?
Alexia Wheaton: Let me get this straight, she invited you for dinner and you proceeded to include the rest of the student body?
Sabrina: Pretty crafty, huh?
Alexia Wheaton: What makes you think you can treat people like this?
Talley: We learned it from you. Remember our motto, "Act Superior, our number ...
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One of the best actual comedies I have seen in a long time.
16 April 2001 | by (Pa) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie. One night I was channel surfing and I came across this little Disney classic. It was already a half hour into the film but once I started to watch I was hooked. This was one of those movies that you just "wish" wouldn't end. I took it into school a couple years ago and my class loved it. That was in fifth grade and now I'm in seventh. Even now I still try to catch it on the channel as much as I can. The "Valentine" star Katherin Heigl was very likable as the bitchy older sister that turned good when she switched places with her sister played by "Urban Legend" star Danielle Harris. This movie gets a 1,000,000/10

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