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Wishmaster (1997)

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

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Doug Clegg
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Ed Finney
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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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Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven's Wishmaster  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,038,516 (USA) (19 September 1997)

Gross:

$15,719,109 (USA) (28 November 1997)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the commentary it is stated that while filming someone had broken into one of the sets and stole the cameras, even making it on the news. See more »

Goofs

(at around 48 mins) As the Djinn enters Merritt's office, he is smoking and his cigarette is in his left hand, but when he sits down, it is in his right hand. 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the Djinn says "Careful what you wish for." See more »

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Soundtracks

Crossing Rivers
Written by Dito Montiel (as Orlando Monria) and Daniel Hulsizer (as Danny Hulsizer)
Performed by Southpaw
Courtesy of Hit & Run Music
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Not an awesome flick, but entertaining nonetheless
17 July 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Saw this last night and I had a great time watching it. Reading all the other comments and seeing that the main opinion is that the movie sucks, I have to disagree. A reasonable watch, entertaining with a pretty cool ending.

A thing that did bother me was the actor who played the 'human-suit' Djinn: he acted a little over the top...the evil smiles (and evil they were :) got somewhat irritating after a while.

One of the best parts in the movie is where the Djinn is sitting in the office of the manager of that jewellery company and the manager says he wants a million bucks. I'm not gonna spoil what happens next, but I think it's one of the most original parts I've seen in a horror movie. I almost rolled on the floor laughing (evil :) Another pretty cool part is the part where the Djinn fulfills the wish of that really pretty female clothing-shop employee. I cracked up. :)

Another plus is that we see an evil Djinn instead of the friendly 'Genie'. It was a very nice twist.

All-in-all, a good watch and to fill some time, it's great.


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