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Wish Upon a Star (1996)

A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

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Blair Treu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Alexia Wheaton
Danielle Harris ... Hayley Wheaton
Donnie Jeffcoat ... Kyle Harding
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson ... Ben Wheaton
Mary Parker Williams Mary Parker Williams ... Nan Wheaton
Lois Chiles ... Mittermonster
Ivey Lloyd ... Caitlin Sheinbaum
Matthew Barker ... Simon (as Matt Barker)
Jacque Gray ... Kazumi
Kari White ... Talley (as Kari Petersen)
January Sorensen January Sorensen ... Sabrina
Dane Stevens Dane Stevens ... Mr. Frauenfleder (as Duane V. Stephens)
Mark Hofeling Mark Hofeling ... Mr. Watson
Trevor Black ... Photographer
Emily Klindt Emily Klindt ... Senior Class President
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Storyline

Handsome, considerate high-school jock Kyle Harding is the only taste the Wheaton sisters share. Tall, fashionable, popular airhead big sister is dating him, but fails to truly appreciate the young gentleman, let alone contemplate a serious relationship. Nerdy kid sister Haley hates the waste and expresses her envy by thoughtlessly wishing at a 'shooting star' (comet) to be Alexia. To their stupor, that happens the next morning. Forced to live each-other's lives, but unable to do it well by the other's standards, the sisters soon hate each-other even more and deliberately screw up. Gradually, they realize they would only both lose out, learn to appreciate the other's values and reconsider their own. Remain the matters of obviously utterly confused Kyle, and new neighbor boy Simon, whose no longer secret crush on Haley was confounded by Alexia. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might, Become My Sister For A Night!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aiuto sono mia sorella See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leucadia Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Danielle Harris was hired three days before shooting began, on the spot at her audition. See more »

Goofs

When Alexia answers the Chemistry question in class, she writes "ABC" on the whiteboard. In the next shot as she continues writing, the appearance of "ABC" is completely different. See more »

Quotes

Alexia Wheaton: It's an abrasive product used to scrub away sink residue.
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Soundtracks

On Mighty Wolverines
Written by Craig E. Ferrin
Performed by Hunter High School Band
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One of the best actual comedies I have seen in a long time.
16 April 2001 | by bowers4See all my reviews

This was a great movie. One night I was channel surfing and I came across this little Disney classic. It was already a half hour into the film but once I started to watch I was hooked. This was one of those movies that you just "wish" wouldn't end. I took it into school a couple years ago and my class loved it. That was in fifth grade and now I'm in seventh. Even now I still try to catch it on the channel as much as I can. The "Valentine" star Katherin Heigl was very likable as the bitchy older sister that turned good when she switched places with her sister played by "Urban Legend" star Danielle Harris. This movie gets a 1,000,000/10


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