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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

Set in 1955, Tom Holman enters a construction site with an orange warning sign. Prior to 1971, construction signs were yellow. See more »

Quotes

Jack: If you push too hard, you'll get the opposite of what you're trying for. Everything contains its opposite.
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Connections

Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

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Seventeen
Written by John Young, Charles Gorman and Boyd Bennett
Performed by Boyd Bennett and The Rockets
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A good movie for family to watch together
24 February 2005 | by snowmapleSee all my reviews

I watched this movie on TV twice. It's the first movie I've watched by Patrick Swayze. I was moved by the story and felt myself like that little Tom very much. I couldn't help crying when I saw the ending and told myself I should learn from this movie. And till then I began to understand the meaning of the movie.

It's a good movie for a family to watch together. I think many people can learn from this movie that we should cherish what we already have had in hand. As the saying says, happiness lies in satisfaction.

And it's not a big story, so it may not have got much attention from audience. But still I would say it's a good movie.


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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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