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

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Writer (WGA):
Peter Atkins (written by)
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Release Date:
19 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Be careful what you wish for. See more »
Plot:
A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to earth. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I can think of many wishes..to defeat the evil. See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tammy Lauren ... Alexandra Amberson

Andrew Divoff ... The Djinn / Nathaniel Demerest

Robert Englund ... Raymond Beaumont

Chris Lemmon ... Nick Merritt

Wendy Benson-Landes ... Shannon Amberson (as Wendy Benson)

Tony Crane ... Josh Aickman

Jenny O'Hara ... Wendy Derleth

Kane Hodder ... Merritt's Guard

Tony Todd ... Johnny Valentine

Ricco Ross ... Lt. Nathanson

John Byner ... Doug Clegg

George 'Buck' Flower ... Homeless Man (as Buck Flower)

Gretchen Palmer ... Ariella

Ted Raimi ... Ed Finney

Angus Scrimm ... Narrator (voice)

Reggie Bannister ... Pharmacist (as Reggie Banister)

Joseph Pilato ... Mickey Torelli (as Josef Pilato)

Brian Klugman ... Medical Student
Ari Barak ... Zoroaster

Jake McKinnon ... Skeleton Man

Greg Funk ... Snake Man
Richard Assad ... Persian King

Dan Hicks ... Customs Official (as Danny Hicks)
Tom Kendall ... Etchison
Ashley Power ... Sierra

Verne Troyer ... Creature Stage #1

Walter Phelan ... Creature Stage #2
Peter Liapis ... Pharmacy Customer #1
Frank Nicotero ... Pharmacy Customer #2

Jean St. James ... Female Customer
Azita Azar ... Student With Mask

Joe Svezia ... Uniformed Cop

Dennis Hayden ... Security Guard

Betty McGuire ... Mrs. Merritt

Renee Faia ... Insurance Assistant
Cyndi Pass ... Glass Woman

Howard Berger ... Party Guard #1
Robert Jacob ... Party Guard #2
Brad J. Mead ... Cop at Blackwood (as Brad Mead)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wade Beckett ... Museum Bartender (uncredited)

Robert Kurtzman ... Piano Wire Guy (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Mary Ann Schmidt ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Annie Sorell ... Screaming woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Kurtzman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Atkins (written by)

Produced by
Wes Craven .... executive producer
Pierre David .... producer
Russell D. Markowitz .... line producer
Clark Peterson .... producer
Erik Saltzgaber .... associate producer
David Tripet .... co-producer
Noël A. Zanitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin 
 
Film Editing by
David Handman 
 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Cole 
 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
 
Makeup Department
Gino Acevedo .... crew: Image Animation International
Gino Acevedo .... painter: K.N.B. EFX Group
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Kamar Bitar .... coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group
Norman Cabrera .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Evan Campbell .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Gino Crognale .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Emma Deacon .... runner: Image Animation International
Sam Debree .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Brian Demski .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Rachel Demski .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Rachel Debree)
Alex Diaz .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Pete Farrell .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Céline Fleury .... assistant makeup artist
Greg Funk .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Ted Haines .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
James Hall .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Chris Hanson .... painter: K.N.B. EFX Group
Chris Hanson .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Hardin .... crew: Image Animation International
Brad Hardin .... makeup effects artist
Eric Harris .... painter: K.N.B. EFX Group
Steve Hartman .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Bill Hunt .... sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Hidenori Ichekawa .... crew: Image Animation International
Garrett Immel .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Paul Jones .... makeup effects crew
Monica Kenyon .... assistant to Greg Nicotero
Monica Kenyon .... special makeup effects artist
Louis Kiss .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Louis Kiss .... special makeup effects artist
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Tami Lane .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Denise Leibee .... hair: Image Animation International
Robert Maverick .... hair technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group
Paul McAvene .... crew: Image Animation International
Mike McCarty .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Douglas Noe .... hair technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Cristina Patterson .... contact lenses: K.N.B. EFX Group
Ron Pipes .... hair technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Brian Rae .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mike J. Regan .... special makeup effects
Mike J. Regan .... supervisor: Image Animation International (as Mike Jay Regan)
Marlene Stoller .... hair: Image Animation International
Mark Tavares .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mark Tavares .... sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Melanie Tooker .... makeup artist
Wayne Toth .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... additional special makeup effects
A.J. Venuto .... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Henrik von Ryzin .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Henrik Van Ryzin)
Claire Jane Vranian .... coordinator: Image Animation International (as Claire Jane Deacon)
John Weisgerber .... crew: Image Animation International (as John 'Soda Pop' Weisgerber)
Bill Zahn .... crew: Image Animation International
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Shannon Gaulding .... executive in charge of production
Vanessa Hayes .... post-production supervisor
David Schladweiler .... production supervisor
Yalda Tehranian .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... second assistant director
Allen Kupetsky .... second second assistant director
Greg Nicotero .... second unit director (as Gregory Nicotero)
Dave Tanaka .... assistant director
John E. Vohlers .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jackson Bishop .... set designer
Greg Boes .... carpenter
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... property master
Carlos Chacon .... carpenter
Agee Clayton .... on-set carpenter (as Aggy Clayton)
Michael T. Daigle .... paint supervisor (as Mike Daigle)
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist
Mick Flowers .... on set dresser
Darin Gillespie .... carpenter
Stacie B. London .... on-set dresser
Cass McClure .... painter
Neil O'Sullivan .... leadman
Byron Perez .... carpenter
Kristie Pfeffinger .... set painter (as Kristie Daigle)
Francisco Pérez .... carpenter
Graham Robertson .... set dresser
Christopher H. Sipes .... set dresser
Lynn Stone .... set painter
Michael Vaccaro .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Kris Campbell .... foley & adr supervisor
James H. Coburn IV .... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue supervisor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (as Kenneth Dufva)
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Marilyn Graf .... foley cue
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Jim Hilton .... sound (as James Hilton)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
James Moriana .... foley artist
Donald Murray .... adr editor
Phillip Seretti .... sound designer
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Robert W. Vandling .... sound effects supervisor
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound coordinator
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Karrie Aubuchon .... purchasing: K.N.B. EFX Group
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup crew
Alan McFarland .... special effects lighting electronics
Jake McKinnon .... mechanical designer: KNB EFX Group
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... mechanics: Image Animation International
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
David Wogh .... mechanical designer: KNB EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Barnes .... executive producer: ComputerCafe
Mike Bozulich .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
David Carlson .... visual effects animator
Gregory Creaser .... digital timer: Digital Magic
Gina Di Bari .... digital artist
David Ebner .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Leif Einarsson .... computer graphics lead animator: Digital Magic
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital compositor
Justin Hammond .... compositor
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Jonathan Honn .... digital artist: ComputerCafe
Ron Honn .... digital artist: ComputerCafe
David Jones .... digital artist
Lu Kondor .... data manager: Digital Magic
Ralph Maiers .... in house visual effects supervisor: Digital Magic
Kama Moiha .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Janet Quen .... digital effects artist
Thomas C. Rainone .... visual effects supervisor
Bryant Reif .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Dan Santoni .... digital effects artist
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects supervisor
Tom Williamson .... digital effects supervisor: ComputerCafe
 
Stunts
John Alden .... stunts
Ted Barba .... stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt driver (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Alisa Christensen .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Bret Davidson .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... utility stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
William Morts .... stunt rigger (as Billy Morts)
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Brad Orrison .... stunts
Gary Paul .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Sheeri Rappaport .... stunts
B.L. Richmond .... stunts (as B. Richmond)
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
William Washington .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edgar Arellano .... electrician
Ron Baldwin .... pro-Steadicam operator
Monty Bass .... grip
Jürgen Baum .... director of photography: second unit
Barry Berona .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christos Bitsakos .... additional second assistant camera (as Christos C. Bitsakos)
Eric S. Boland .... assistant lighting technician
David S. Bouza .... chief lighting technician (as David Bouza)
Don Chong .... electrician
Sean Cohen .... electrician (as Sean P. Cohen)
Marcelo Colacilli .... rigging gaffer
Nicole Commons .... additional first assistant camera
Paola Cresti .... camera loader
Robert Danesky .... grip
Jon Delaney .... grip
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rudy Fenenga Jr.)
Al Fernandez .... electrician
Stefan Fernandez .... electrician
Donna Fewell .... additional second assistant camera (as Donna Fewel)
Christopher Franey .... electrician (as Christopher E. Franey)
Brian Fujii .... electrician
Richard D. Galbraith .... electrician (as Richard Galbraith)
Cory Geryak .... camera gaffer: "b" camera
Lisa Gilhousen .... electrician
Harry Gradzhyan .... electrician
Guy J. Graves .... generator operator
Phil Hardt .... assistant lighting technician (as Philip J. Hardt)
Edward Hernandez .... camera rigger: "b" camera (as Edward Vallejo Hernandez)
Christian Hibbard .... electrician
Mark W. Hindle .... video playback operator
Klaus Hoch .... additional camera operator
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Kafader .... grip
David Kiser .... additional first assistant camera
Richard Lamphiear .... electrician (as Richard 'Tito' Lamphiear)
Jacob I. Lapin .... camera rigger: "b" camera
Joseph LaStrape III .... electrician (as Joey Lastrape)
Terence Latimer .... rigging grip
Wes Llewellyn .... gaffer
Bruce Lockerman .... camera grip (as Bruce 'Raven' Lockerman)
Marc Lyons .... assistant camera
Patrick J. Malloy .... electrician
Brent Marks .... electrician (as Brent W. Marks)
Stephen B. Martinez .... key grip
John McCormack .... electrician (as John P. McCormack)
Jack McHaney .... electrician
Igor Meglic .... director of photography: second unit
Alex 'Shark' Michel .... dolly grip
Matthew Moriarty .... additional second assistant camera (as Matt Moriarty)
Nicholas K. Nicholsky III .... rigging grip (as Nick Nicholsky)
Kerri O'Kane .... additional camera loader
John Palato .... best boy rigging grip
Michael Pescasio .... assistant lighting technician
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Andrew Robison .... grip
James P. Rowan .... electrician: "b" camera
Shane Salyards .... electrician
Chris Shaw .... electrician
Josh J. Sheridan .... camera production assistant: "b" camera
Bob Snyder .... electrician
Robert Snyder .... electrician (as Robert Allen Snyder)
Calvin Starnes .... grip (as Calvin R. Starnes)
Tony Tortolano .... electrician
Frank C. Towers Jr. .... electrician
Bela Trutz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Gary Webster .... additional second assistant camera
Brence Williams .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Robyn Owen .... casting associate
Julie Thomas .... casting associate
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Randy Callahan .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Bates .... first assistant editor (as Matt O. Bates)
Joseph Boren .... second assistant editor
Nathan Easterling .... assistant editor
Bryan Ellenburg .... executive in charge of post-production
Keith Henderson .... assistant editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Sean Fernald .... music clearance
Jerry Lambert .... music engineer
Bobby Muzingo .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Robert H. Day .... driver: bus
Haryl L. Deason .... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver: honeywagon (as Wayne D. Flowers Jr.)
Derew Frutos .... driver
Jim Herbert II .... driver
Bill Isaacson .... driver: camera car
Larry Levine .... driver
Mike Painter .... transportation coordinator
Todd Painter .... driver
Michael Perrotti .... driver
Patsy Rust .... driver
Kevin Scott Sadowski .... driver (as Kevin Sadowski)
Robert Stitt .... driver: insert car
James Wakeman .... transportation captain
Dan E. Walker .... driver
Randall White .... driver
 
Other crew
Josephine Batorski .... studio teacher (as Josephine H. Batorski)
Brent M. Becker .... production accountant
Brian Berkenfeld .... unit publicist
Keith Englund .... production assistant
Jeffrey Fenner .... production consultant
Julius M. Fletcher .... production assistant (as Julius Fletcher)
Marina Hamaoui .... set production assistant
Kristen Held .... stitcher
Krista Helgeson .... key set production assistant
Rodney 'Bear' Jackson .... production assistant (as Rodney M. Jackson)
Lonnie Johnson .... medic
Anne Kurtzman .... assistant: Mr. Kurtzman
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Mike James Masumoto .... assistant locations
Mark McRiley .... medic
Denise Murray .... assistant: Mr. Zanitsch
Melanie Neat .... production assistant
Stevie Nelson .... location manager
Andrew Osburn .... production assistant
Mike Piccirillo .... set production assistant
Nicole Rodionoff .... production assistant
Alan M. Rowe .... board operator
Ken Sanders .... executive in charge of development
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... production coordinator (as Sabrina Sipantzi)
Shari Sontag .... assistant accountant
Nicole Stavro .... script supervisor: second unit
Lynn Struiksma .... production assistant
Marc Weinstein .... production assistant
Craig Wexler .... medic
Licia Wolf .... script supervisor
Wendy Yarbrough .... assistant: Mr. David
 
Thanks
John Esposito .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Features numerous horror-movie actors, including Robert Englund (the A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) movies), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm (1979)), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead (1990), the Candyman (1992) movies), Kane Hodder (various Friday the 13th (1980) movies), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm (1979)) and Ted Raimi (Darkman (1990), Army of Darkness (1992)).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the explosion in the laboratory, Josh is laying on the floor, injured. His face is covered in blood, however during the scene the amount of blood on his face keeps changing. In close ups of his face his lips are free of blood, but in wider shots his lips are covered in thick amounts of blood.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[first title card]
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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Soundtrack:
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
I can think of many wishes..to defeat the evil., 12 June 2006
Author: Liakot Ali from London

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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