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Wish Upon a Star (1996)

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
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Kazumi
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Talley (as Kari Petersen)
January Sorensen ...
Sabrina
Dane Stevens ...
Mr. Frauenfleder (as Duane V. Stephens)
Mark Hofeling ...
Mr. Watson
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Emily Klindt ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Aiuto sono mia sorella  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 (as Haley) is grabbing the boombox before school, it has two tape decks, but when she uses the boombox at school, it only has one tape deck. See more »

Quotes

Alexia: Pop a Midol, who said anything about being late?!
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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)
Music video producer: David Yost
Music video director: Sean Alquist
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A Good Film
13 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Okay I'm not going to say it's great, but it is good and entertaining, it serves its purpose. I was interested in the movie, and didn't find it boring. It reminded me of movies I've seen before, but it's a fun plot, so it works. All of the actors and actresses did a great job also.


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