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Wishmaster (1997)

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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to earth.

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In the beginning of the times, God created life into universe: light gave birth to angels, earth to men and fire to djin, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a djin shall be given three wishes. Upon granting the third, an unholy legion of djins are freed through a doorway between the worlds upon the Earth. In 1127 A.D., in Persia, a sorcerer lures and traps a powerful Djinn in the stone of secret fire. In the present days, a drunken crane operator drops the valuable statue of Ahura Mazda over the assistant of Raymond Beaumont on the harbor, and one worker finds the huge and priceless opal red stone where Djin is seized. Alexandra Amberson, who works in an auction house, receives the stone for evaluation and accidentally awakes Djin. The evil creature is released later, charges the stone with people souls and feeds with their fears, while chasing Alexandra to force to make three wishes and unleash the demoniac fiends upon Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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djinn | fire | wish | eye | explosion | See more »

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Beg For Your Life, Pray For Your Soul, But Whatever You Do... Don't Make A Wish! See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£356,092 (UK) (29 May 1998)

Gross:

£1,303,214 (UK) (3 July 1998)
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Trivia

Characters named Finney, Beaumont, Derleth and Demerest are all references to science fiction or horror writers of the 1950s. See more »

Goofs

Security is trying to help Alex escape. Each security guard is using a semi-automatic pistol, and when the clips are empty, the gun is heard to be making a double click sound. No semi-automatic pistol will make a double clicking noise when the slide is drawn back, as these are shown to be, when the clip is empty. See more »

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Narrator: Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is... FEAR THE DJINN.
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At the end of the credits, the Djinn says "Careful what you wish for." See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Piano Quintet 'The Trout'
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Pianist Ronam O'Hora
Courtesy of Associate Production Music
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I can think of many wishes..to defeat the evil.
12 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Wishmaster is a clever horror film, with a different storyline from the others. The movie is about a evil Djinn that grants Wishes and leaves an evil impact. Who ever makes a wish, the Djinn takes their soul. The movie has cameos from many Famous Horror legends. Some include Robert Englund of Freddy Krueger, Kane Hodder of Jason series, Tony Todd of Candyman etc. Andrew Divoff gives a Great performance as the Wishmaster. If you have seen all 4 Wishmasters, you will know in part 3 and 4, There is a different actor playing the Djinn. Andrew proves he is quite talented. Part One is the Best of the Lot. Part Two was pretty good. The others were a complete nonsense. One weakness with the film is the final wish, I'm sure they could think of a better and clever ending then that. The lead actress should of just wished for him to go to Planet Neptune and never return to Earth. She could of tried saying, I wish for you not to grant me this wish. I wish for more wishes. Anyway enough with that, i can go on for ages. The movie was entertaining and worth the watch.


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