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Wishmaster (1997)

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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director:

Robert Kurtzman

Writer:

Peter Atkins
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Scrimm ... Narrator (voice)
Ari Barak Ari Barak ... Zoroaster
Jake McKinnon ... Skeleton Man
Greg Funk ... Snake Man
Andrew Divoff ... The Djinn / Nathaniel Demerest
Richard Assad ... Persian King
Robert Englund ... Raymond Beaumont
Ted Raimi ... Ed Finney
Dan Hicks ... Customs Official (as Danny Hicks)
Joseph Pilato ... Mickey Torelli (as Josef Pilato)
Tom Kendall Tom Kendall ... Etchison
John Byner ... Doug Clegg
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Shannon Amberson (as Wendy Benson)
Chris Lemmon ... Nick Merritt
Tony Crane ... Josh Aickman
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Storyline

In the beginning of the times, God created life into universe: light gave birth to angels, earth to men and fire to djin, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a djin shall be given three wishes. Upon granting the third, an unholy legion of djins are freed through a doorway between the worlds upon the Earth. In 1127 A.D., in Persia, a sorcerer lures and traps a powerful Djinn in the stone of secret fire. In the present days, a drunken crane operator drops the valuable statue of Ahura Mazda over the assistant of Raymond Beaumont on the harbor, and one worker finds the huge and priceless opal red stone where Djin is seized. Alexandra Amberson, who works in an auction house, receives the stone for evaluation and accidentally awakes Djin. The evil creature is released later, charges the stone with people souls and feeds with their fears, while chasing Alexandra to force to make three wishes and unleash the demoniac fiends upon Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beg For Your Life, Pray For Your Soul, But Whatever You Do... Don't Make A Wish! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of the statues in Raymond Beaumont's (Robert Englund's) room with the statues is a statue of Pazuzu from The Exorcist (1973). See more »

Goofs

As the camera pans down the front of the Seaside Pharmacy, on the left you can see the actor playing the bum waiting for his cue to walk across the screen. See more »

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Narrator: Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is... FEAR THE DJINN.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the Djinn says "Careful what you wish for." See more »

Alternate Versions

German TV version and some DVDs (rated "Not under 16") are heavily cut for violence, obtaining most of the gore shown in the party-scene near the end of the movie. VHS and DVD releases (rated "Not under 18") are uncut. See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen to the Heart
Written by Lemmy (as Lemmy Kilmister)
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of Belleview Sunshine Tours
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User Reviews

 
Everything a fan of ridiculous 80s horror could want
13 May 2019 | by markhunnewellSee all my reviews

Lets list what makes this movie great:

  • Great villain performance, up their with Kruger
  • Quality practical effects
  • Dodgy early CGI
  • Gore
  • Monsters
  • One Liners
  • Cool and well delivered premise


If you like these things then watch this movie


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,038,516, 21 September 1997

Gross USA:

$15,738,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,738,769
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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