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Stevie Lansing / Terrence Russell McCormack
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Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his football team. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for - Stevie is gone (in fact, he is the star of his own TV show, and his family don't even know him); Alex dates the most popular girl at school; he is one of the most popular kids himself; and he is the star of the football team. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone. Written by The Norwegian Rocker

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When Alex is trying to find his seat, he flips over several desks, and as he does so, there are no students in them. After he lands in his seat, there are students clapping and cheering for him. See more »

Quotes

Alex Lansing: Gary, you know what position you play, right?
Gary: [confused look] Yeah.
Alex Lansing: So you know what position I play, right?
Gary: Yeah.
Alex Lansing: Gary, what position do I play?
Gary: Quarterback.
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Now And Again
Written by A.J. Trauth, Peter Trauth, Christopher Trauth and Michael Trobiani
Performed by Mavin (as Badge)
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Good story and a wonderful cast! A.J. Trauth, Lalaine, and Spencer Breslin excellent!
22 August 2004 | by (Southern Arizona) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie back in 2003, I was greatly impressed. They definitely put together an impressive lot to portray the protagonists, with A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, and the lovely Lalaine in the lead roles. With an interesting story line and a great lesson, as Lalaine put it, "Be thankful for what you have," this movie was actually pretty good. In some parts, it started to get dull, and I felt that it lacked a few things, like more interesting scenes and dialog, as well as more appearances by Ari Boyland and Lalaine, who had fewer scenes (but at least Lalaine became more important in, like, the last 30 minutes!)

you could tell that several New Zealand actors were used, but they didn't perform badly in my opinion. There were times when you could tell by their accents, but they did well. Disney did good by having A.J. Spencer, and Lalaine in the lead roles. 7.5/10


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