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Three Wishes (1995)

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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

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Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Clifford Green (story), Ellen Green (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Jack
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Jeanne
Joseph Mazzello ... Tom
Seth Mumy ... Gunny
David Marshall Grant ... Phil
Jay O. Sanders ... Coach Schramka
Michael O'Keefe ... Adult Tom
John Diehl ... Leland's Father
Diane Venora ... Joyce
David Zahorsky David Zahorsky ... Little Leland
Brian Flannery Brian Flannery ... Brian
Brock Pierce ... Scott
Davin Jacob Carey Davin Jacob Carey ... Sackin
David Hart ... Brian's Father
Scott Patterson ... Scott's Father
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Storyline

When Jane Holman is driving with her two sons, Tom and Gunny, she accidentally runs into a drifter, named Jack McCloud, who breaks his leg. Feeling sorry for him, Jane invites Jack and his dog Betty Jane to stay at her house until his leg has healed. After having some difficulties to adapt to this new lifestyle, Jack soon finds himself loved by the family and they all want him to stay. When he starts teaching baseball to Tom, who misses his father who's missing in the Korean War, the two of them develop a strong bond. Meanwhile, Gunny believes that there's more to Jack and Betty Jane than meets the eye, and he's determined to find out. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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son | drifter | dog | baseball | flying boy | See All (72) »

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If you really believe, magic will find you

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality, and a scary fantasy | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Три желания See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,025,496
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Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Seth Mumy (Gunther "Gunny" Holman) is the son of actor Bill Mumy. See more »

Goofs

The African American boy doesn't have a baseball glove when the group of boys meet with Jack and Tom. When Tom encourages the group of boys to drop their gloves on the ground, the boy adds his too. The boy didn't go anywhere to get the glove, it just appeared on his hand. See more »

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Features King Kong (1933) See more »

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Do You Believe in Magic
Written by John Sebastian (as J. Sebastian)
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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One of the great ones
26 May 2002 | by SHAWFANSee all my reviews

Certainly a mixed bag of comments on this one. I'm definitely one of this film's boosters. I saw it long ago on a motel tv in the middle of the night and have never forgotten it. My memory was that it was an 80s movie; I suppose because most of the plot was set in the 50s. When I rediscovered that it was made as late as 1995 I was quite surprised. The fact that women directors and writers were so heavily involved with this movie explains its beautiful emotional resonance. Even now as I write this I'm again deeply moved by the whole story and its telling. To me it's right up there with films like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street," etc. Recently TCM has been featuring great women screen writers like Frances Marion and April Guy Blache. I'm glad to discover that women are still and again strongly contributing to our collective screen world of emotions and feelings. Too bad this sensitive approach seems to turn some of your reviewers strongly off. Perhaps it's a gender thing.


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