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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.

Director:

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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

The mom calls the dog "Betty Jo" instead of Betty Jane when the dog jumps on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Baseball is a thing that if you push too hard... you get exactly the opposite of what you were trying for.
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Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
Written by Gaynel Hodge, Curtis Williams and Jesse Belvin
Performed by The Penguins
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Sweet, slow but satisfying
29 June 2003 | by yom-1See all my reviews

Just watched this movie in TV. Although it had a slow pace and some of the characters were not fully developed, I liked it. Especially appealing to me, as a senior, was the locale and the truly accurate portrayal of life and times in the late 1950's. Even the kitchen appliances and the dish ware were spot on! I lived in a tract just like the one in the film - the San Fernando Valley urban explosion! I thought the players were all fine and the child actors were very effective. The story dragged a bit but pacing is not everything - sometimes it is good to linger a bit and be nostalgic. This is a good movie for thoughtful teens who can appreciate the message given about home, hope and history.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Wishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,601,093, 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$7,027,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,027,517
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Company Credits

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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