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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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Kyle Harding
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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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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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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)  »

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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 Wheaton: You may have my body, breasts, and boyfriend, but you are not me.
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Colossal Youth
Performed by Moonpools & Caterpillars
Written by Gugut Salgado, Tim de Pala (as Tim Depala), Jay Jay Encarnacion (as Efren Encarnacion), Kimi Encarnacion (as Kim Ward Encarnacion)
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All in all, a very cute movie
26 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better movies that aired in one of Disney Channel's better days. Basically, it's about two teenage sisters switching places, one of which is a popular and gorgeous yet airheaded senior that works hard to become the high school's Winter Fest queen, while the other is a socially inept yet bright and undeniably cute sophomore whose major goal this school year is to succeed in the school's science fair. The contrast between each of the girls makes for a very interesting and fun movie to watch.

It's very much aimed towards younger audiences, although Disney obviously disagrees with quite a few of its themes and somewhat suggestive scenes. It still retains its status as a PG-rated movie. The plot is easy to follow, and the characters are even easier to fall in love with.

If you liked watching this movie all the time on television, I suggest you grab the DVD. The commentary alone is worth the investment.


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