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Wishman (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  23 June 1983 (USA)
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Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

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Dr. Alex MacGregor
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Wishman (voice)
Margarita Fernández ...
Wishman
Robin Gammell ...
Dr. Harold Wish
Seamon Glass ...
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Mattie MacGregor
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Galen Reed
Marii Mak ...
Doctor
Jason Presson ...
Bruce Kaleb
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Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

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Wishman: The Genetic Wonder
16 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have vague memories of Wishman. I believe the project may have been billed as "Wishman: The Genetic Wonder." The plot involves the creation of a small, quasi-human, genetically engineered being. This being is rescued or liberated from a lab by two scientists who then go on the run, trying to establish civil rights and freedom for Wishman.

This may have been a pilot for a proposed series. If so, I suspect that Wishman may have been somewhat disconcerting. The producers were trying to go for "E.T." cuteness, I think, but Wishman is too close to human for comfort. In any event, I have never seen or heard of "Wishman" since it first appeared.


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