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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
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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Plot Keywords:

comet | airhead | envy | wish | shooting star | See more »

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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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Trivia

Danielle Harris was hired three days before shooting began, on the spot at her audition. 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: [Hayley as Alexia] Man oh, man. It worked.
Hayley: [Alexia as Hayley] What-what worked?
Alexia: I uh...
Hayley: You did this?
Alexia: I made a wish when-when I saw a shooting star.
Hayley: You made a wish to be me?
Alexia: I didn't think it would work.
[touches her boobs]
Hayley: [slaps her hand away from her chest] Ewwwww! I don't like it in here!
[pushes Alexia against the bathroom door]
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1 August 2005 | by (Central Cali) – See all my reviews

This is one of the coolest movies I have ever seen. It holds a positive note and send an awesome message to all ages. I first saw this movie on the Disney channel and I liked it so much I spent 2 months searching for to buy. Unfortunitly is wasn't available to buy new. I finally found it at a local movie rental place and talked the owner into selling me the only VHS copy. I have recently purchased it on DVD. I would recommend anyone that hasn't seen this movie to invest into buying it or renting it if you can find it. Its on ebay for like $10 shipped to your door.

Also when I first saw this movie I was living in Salt Lake City and after a little research I found that a good percentage of the movies was film in the Salt Lake City Area. I found the High School that it was filmed at and also found the house that it was filmed in. I even was able to go inside the house and take a look around, since the house was up for sale. It was really neat to be able to see it up close, let me tell you the house is much larger than in appears to be. Just thought I would share that and I hope that you take the time to sit down with the family and watch this movie it will be time well spent. Enjoy!!!


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