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The Fourth Wish (1976)

The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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... Casey
Robert Bettles ... Sean
... Dr. Richardson
Anne Haddy ... Dr. Kirk
Ron Haddrick ... Harbord
... Connie
Julie Hamilton ... Jenny
Brian Anderson ... Wally
Julie Dawson ... Hannah
... Simms (as Ted Hodgeman)
Norman Yemm ... Specialist
Brian James ... Jarvis
Don Crosby ... Priest
Cul Cullen ... Patcheck
Gordon McDougall ... Policeman
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The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.

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A Special Film For The Entire family See more »

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16 July 1976 (Australia)  »

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4th Wish  »

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AUD 240,000 (estimated)
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This was the first ever contemporary feature film to be entirely shot in and around the city of Adelaide and its environs since the silent film era. See more »

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An above average drama about overcoming the reality of dying.
26 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is a similar premise to another movie I've seen called THE CHRISTMAS TREE (William Holden), where the young enjoys the final moments of his / her life by accepting their own true wishes. What follows is an experience based on true-life situations. Granted, THE FOURTH WISH is a fairly decent drama. There could've been some higher emotional values hadn't Sean's father argued so much about the useless obstacles facing him. It's not very tense, but it has some meaning to the story and should serve as a motivational tool for the children. This was made on Australian soil as the actors speak their own style of English. It's pretty good.


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