In Santa Monica, a sunny paradise for the Minnesota boy, Mac accepts to get his martial arts sparring partner Lisa's 14 year-old brother Paul Chan. Only a Macgyverism gets him access to the Chinatown establishment where scientist Dr. Shen Wei is authenticating the teenager as the legendary Wish Child, so Shen can advise the Hong Kong magnate Lee Wenying that Paul is the real one; Lee pays crime baron Ston's finder's fee. Mac is knocked down and can barely escape from Lee's cargo freighter, before learning from petty crook Sam and Dr. Shen enough to go after the boy, whose presence would allow the aging Lee to survive his life-span, reason to keep the kid captured, but Mac is determined to rescue him... Written by
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This story, "The Wish Child" bears a very similar story line to the feature film The Golden Child which would premiere a couple of months after this was originally aired. Both were produced by Paramount. See more
When Dr. Shan shows the stamp with the sign of the Wish Child to Mr. Lee, one can see that the Chinese signs on the stamp are not mirror-inverted as they were before, when the stamp was shown the first time. See more
I grew up in northern Minnesota and I remember snow drifts that would bury whole parking lots, icicles longer than a hockey stick, and being stuck with three layers of clothing. My favorite, though, was when they announced exposed flesh warnings on the radio to prevent frostbite. When I came to California, I found out its really a small world. They had exposed flesh warnings, too, called Beach Parties. The type of party that did away with frostbite; did away ...
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