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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack McCloud
... Jeanne Holman
... Tom Holman
... Gunther 'Gunny' Holman
... Phil
... Coach Schramka
... Adult Tom
... Leland's Dad
... Joyce
David Zahorsky ... Little Leland
Brian Flannery ... Brian
... Scott
Davin Jacob Carey ... Sackin
David Hart ... Brian's Father
... Scott's Father
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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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If you really believe, magic will find you

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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality, and a scary fantasy | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,025,496
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Gunny's real-life father (Bill Mumy) was one of the neighbors in this movie. See more »

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When Jack is sunbathing in the backyard and is spotted by the lady neighbor, there is a shot with a plastic septic tank in the background. Back then septic tanks were made of concrete. See more »

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References Hopalong Cassidy (1952) See more »

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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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A good movie for family to watch together
24 February 2005 | by See 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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