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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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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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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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Both Katherine Heigl and Danielle Harris have starred in sequels to famous horror movies. Heigl starred in 'Bride of Chucky (1998)(I)' and Harris starred in 'Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)(I)' and 'Halloween 5 (1989)(I)'. Harris had a different supporting role in Halloween (2007)(I) and the sequel. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

Water Music
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Courtesy of Sakajawea Music
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Excellent
11 April 2007 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this was on the Disney Channel when I was laying on the couch, got sick at school so I had to leave, and this movie came on...it was the most random thing...but I decided to sit and watch it, since everyone else was also being pulled in by it. This was where I first recognized Danielle Harris as an adorable and talented actress...I fell in love with Hayley...I say to myself, "I'd ask her out. Who cares about the dirt under her fingernails or her gum chewing." I also first recognized the talent of Katherine Heigl in this film. I was certainly impressed with her. I loved how the filmmakers accentuate the differences between the two girls by using the difference in height, music interest, academic performance, and other obvious things. The cast overall did a wonderful job...there were some cheesy moments, but that's pretty much a given, aside from that...good story, wonderful performances (I liked the parents, as well; I even asked my parents if they'd try the "hands off" method, lol), and some good music (which I can't find, why can't I find this music?). This film is perfect for the family to sit down, watch and enjoy (and I rarely have good things to say about family-friendly films). 9.2 out of 10.


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