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Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

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James Frawley

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John Stern
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Bottoms ... Dr. Alex MacGregor
Mark Dodson ... Wishman (voice)
Margarita Farrell Margarita Farrell ... Wishman (as Margarita Fernández)
Robin Gammell ... Dr. Harold Wish
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Gate Guard
Linda Hamilton ... Mattie MacGregor
James Keach ... Galen Reed
Marii Mak ... Doctor
Jason Presson ... Bruce Kaleb
John Reilly ... Sam
Jean Bruce Scott ... Karen Kaleb
Sam Weisman ... Nat Kaleb
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Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1983 (USA) See more »

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Viacom Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wishman: The Genetic Wonder
16 May 2005 | by hkwalkerSee all my reviews

I have vague memories of Wishman. I believe the project may have been billed as "Wishman: The Genetic Wonder." The plot involves the creation of a small, quasi-human, genetically engineered being. This being is rescued or liberated from a lab by two scientists who then go on the run, trying to establish civil rights and freedom for Wishman.

This may have been a pilot for a proposed series. If so, I suspect that Wishman may have been somewhat disconcerting. The producers were trying to go for "E.T." cuteness, I think, but Wishman is too close to human for comfort. In any event, I have never seen or heard of "Wishman" since it first appeared.


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