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The Incredible Genie (1999)

Simon is a brainy but bashful 13-year-old who could use a best friend. But when he finally finds one, it turns out to be a 4000-year-old genie whose wish-granting skills need a serious ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Koruba ...
Simon Alexander
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Sandra Alexander
Biff Manard ...
Farrow
George Miserlis ...
Peter Dopler
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Emily
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Josh
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Justin Brown ...
Mark
Eugen Cristea ...
Ali the Guide
Vasile Filipescu ...
Beat Cop
Jan Ross ...
Cafeteria Cook
Mihai Stanescu ...
Store Owner
Leese Brown ...
Connie Hennesy, TV Reporter
Dan Badarau ...
Scientist / NSA Agent 1
Bogdan Voda ...
Scientist / NSA Agent 2
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Simon is a brainy but bashful 13-year-old who could use a best friend. But when he finally finds one, it turns out to be a 4000-year-old genie whose wish-granting skills need a serious tune-up! Before you can say "Hocus pocus", Simon and his magic-challenged buddy unleash an outrageous onslaught of wildly off-target wishes - attracting the attentions of a government scientist with an evil plan. Now Simon is about to learn that when the chips are down, friendship is the most powerful magic of all! Written by Anonymous

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Be Careful What You Wish For, It Might Just Come True!

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An enjoyable magic carpet ride, except for the ending
16 January 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Don't call him Simple Simon! Simon's the smartest one at school and the other children hardly ever converse with him or sit with him at lunch...or anytime.In the same town, a scientist is working on paranormal phenomena, having just returned from an archaeological dig. As fortune may fall, Simon ends up with a lamp the scientist had discovered abroad. Shazam....it's a genie's lamp, yes! Simon finds the sprightly genie inside a pain at first (tricks do not turn out correctly) but warms up to the guy over time. Yet, when Simon's house changes in a noticeable way, things get lively very quickly. Will having a genie be a good thing or the reverse?

This is a fun family film for a Friday night. The boy who plays Simon is a natural actor and the lady that plays his mother charms in a big way. There is magical fun and a romance as well. The genie is an absolute delight in every way, too. The ending was a bit of a disappointment as it defies logic but perhaps kids won't have any quarrels with that. Are you looking for something your family can watch together and everyone will be tickled? You do not need a genie...just take a stroll to the video store or library.


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