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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 »

Director:

Paul Hoen

Writers:

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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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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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

Pam Lansing: Alex, why are you hanging onto the television?
Alex Lansing: It's Stevie.
Pam Lansing: Yeah, it's Terrence Russell McCormack. He's so cute.
Alex Lansing: No, it's not Terrence somebody, it's Stevie.
Pam Lansing: Okay, look, um, honey, your father and I have to go. Are you okay?
Alex Lansing: Stevie. He's *on* the television.
Pam Lansing: Every week. I didn't think you liked that show.
Alex Lansing: What... show?
Pam Lansing: "Where's Stevie?"
Alex Lansing: He's *on* the television!
[...]
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Soundtracks

Now And Again
Written by A.J. Trauth, Peter Trauth, Christopher Trauth and Michael Trobiani
Performed by Mavin (as Badge)
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Nothing to Special- A little corny, but pretty enjoyable.
17 March 2003 | by Achtung_Baby007See all my reviews

This film wasn't too great- no golden globe winner- but it was a lot better than I expected it to be. The acting was good, and it had a connective storyline and interesting characters- something not usually found in a disney movie. I really enjoyed it- corny and cliched, yes, but annoying, no. I liked the characters, and the film occasionally gave us a little depth in the characters. I enjoyed it- 7/10.


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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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