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You Wish! (2003)

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »

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Paul Hoen

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Christopher Reed (teleplay), Cynthia Carle (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
A.J. Trauth ... Alex Lansing
Spencer Breslin ... Stevie Lansing / Terrence Russell McCormack
Lalaine ... Abby
Tim Reid ... Larry Pendragon
Sally Stockwell Sally Stockwell ... Pam Lansing
Peter Feeney ... Dave Lansing
Ari Boyland ... James Cooper
Emma Lahana ... Fiona
Joshua Leys ... Gary
Jay Ryan ... Charles (as Jay Bunyan)
Jodie Rimmer ... Zoe
Patrick Wilson Patrick Wilson ... Set Security Guy
Andrew Robertt ... Stage Manager (as Andrew Binns)
John Sumner ... Coach
Sheila Summers ... Teacher
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Storyline

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his football team. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for - Stevie is gone (in fact, he is the star of his own TV show, and his family don't even know him); Alex dates the most popular girl at school; he is one of the most popular kids himself; and he is the star of the football team. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone. Written by The Norwegian Rocker

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TV-G

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Moedinha da Sorte See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Alex is trying to find his seat, he flips over several desks, and as he does so, there are no students in them. After he lands in his seat, there are students clapping and cheering for him. See more »

Quotes

Alex Lansing: [as Fiona drives by] YOU'RE NOT MY GIRLFRIEND!
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A Thousand Miles
Written and Performed by Vanessa Carlton
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A Bad Wish In A Moment Of Weakness
14 February 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Four American players and an all Kiwi supporting cast populate the credits of You Wish. Disney Studios filmed this pleasant and easy to take story in New Zealand.

I kind of, sort of identified with poor A.J. Trauth in this film. My brother and I are separated by about as many years as Trauth and Spencer Breslin. There were times he could be a real pain, but I would have been just as horrified as Trauth was when a bad wish in a moment of weakness was granted.

Trauth is your average high school kid who even though he's on the football team isn't quite total jock material. He has some oddball friends, at least some the cool kids would consider oddball and Trauth has some oddball hobbies like collecting coins.

Anyway Trauth comes across an old Roman coin from dealer Tim Reid and buys it. And then he's granted a George Bailey like wish for Breslin. He wishes he never was born and the next day wakes up in an alternative universe where he's the only child of Peter Feeney and Sally Stockwell.

No one will ever confuse You Wish with the Capra classic It's A Wonderful Life, but it's a nice feature, one of the Magic Kingdom's better made for television films.


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