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

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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

As the camera pans down the front of the Seaside Pharmacy, on the left you can see the actor playing the bum waiting for his cue to walk across the screen. 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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So Abused
Written by Joe Listé and Kyle Keiderling
Performed by Eating Crow
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A clever twist on the legend of the Djinn.
26 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie, unlike a lot of Craven's recent stuff like the Screams and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Those teen-scream movies are crap, this was a thinking man's horror flick. Andrew Divoff is one of those actors who can make more out of a part than the writers give him (he's the best actor in the Oblivion movies). I stumbled into this movie about 10 minutes into it, so I had to do a little catching up, but I was impressed. The concept of a Djinn being evil is not completely new (I've seen the concept in a couple books) but it was well done here. Wishmaster gave us a Faustian Djinn who trades wished for souls, and even then the Djinn is annoyed at having all that phenomenal power but only being able to use it to grant the wishes of others. All in all a respectable flick, I'll hunt down the sequel soon and see if it can measure up.


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