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Wish Man (2019)

Not Rated | | Biography | 19 January 2019 (Brazil)
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One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world.

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Theo Davies

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Theo Davies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Steel ... Frank Shankwitz
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Kitty Carlisle
Tom Sizemore ... Sgt. Mason
Danny Trejo ... Jose
Frank Whaley ... Tom Wells
Julian Curtis ... Officer Mitch Myers
Robert Pine ... Sgt. Eddie Newman
Fay Masterson ... Lorraine
Steven Michael Quezada ... Juan Delgadillo
Bruce Davison ... Frank Shankwitz Sr.
Jason Gerhardt ... Young Frank Shankwitz Sr.
Dale Dickey ... Clover
Kym Jackson ... Sally
Chris Day ... Young Frank
Larry Wilcox ... John Foster
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Frank Shankwitz, an Arizona motorcycle cop with a troubled past, survives a near-fatal accident during a high-speed pursuit. As part of Frank's rehabilitation, police chief Sgt. Eddie Newman asks him to spend time with a terminally ill little boy, Michael, whose dying wish is to be a Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. To Michael, Frank is his hero, and an unlikely friendship is born. The boy inspires Frank to follow a new path, which leads to the creation of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Written by Theo Davies

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2019 (Brazil) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Prescott, Arizona, USA See more »

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Frank Shankwicz was a consultant on this movie about himself, and convinced local Prescott AZ biz owners to donate location shots free of charge. Az has no film credit system so they were on a limited budget and Frank wanted it shot in his home town. See more »

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Amazing little film - How can anyone rate this lower than 5
8 September 2019 | by omendataSee all my reviews

It astounds me the lack of compassion and human kindness in the world right now and some of these 1 or 2 out of ten mean reviewers just prove it. This 1 star means it is the worst movie you have ever seen and this is certainly nothing like that;

Great story, well acted and great music along with a fair amount of atmosphere; especially in the flashbacks make this one of the better dramas out this year.

I have to admit I did have a tear in my eye on more than one occasion; big girls blouse mode lol so in my experience when a film can evoke emotion such as that then it cannot be that bad. I rarely give anything more than a 5 or 6 out of ten these days as there are so few movies that merit anything above that but this is a solid 8/10.


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