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The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)

A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

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Corey Blechman

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Corey Blechman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Macchio ... Billy Grier
Betty Buckley ... Nancy Grier
Hal Holbrook ... Grandpa Grier
Season Hubley ... Phyllis
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Lindsey
Lawrence Pressman ... Frank
Conchata Ferrell ... Dr. Gardner
Ed Lauter ... Mr. Grier
Viveca Lindfors ... Dr. Rice
Laura Dern ... Crissy
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ... Mary Whitelaw
Meredith Bain Woodward ... Mrs. Patrick (as Meredith Woodward)
Janet Wright ... Woman in Bar
Bill Murdoch ... Scott
Lillian Carlson ... Manager of Hotel
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A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los tres deseos de Billy Grier See more »

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Production Co:

I & C Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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You should have seen it!
19 December 2005 | by GiovanaSamaraSee all my reviews

This was such a good movie! And it's too bad that so many people haven't seen it or even heard about it... Ralph did a great job interpreting someone going through a horrible disease, having to cope with his life being cut to less than a third of a "normal" human being's life. Not only was his it short, but hard, because when most of his friend were, let's say, playing baseball or going out, he was minding his arthritis, seeing one doctor after the other and living other supposedly "old people's" issues... Nice lesson to learn about enjoying your life and thanking God for your health! It'd weird that even after "The Karate Kid" fans didn't take time to check this film out...


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