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Wish Man (2019)

Not Rated | | Biography | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world.

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Theo Davies

Writer:

Theo Davies
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Cast

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
Christian Ganiere ... Michael
Kym Jackson ... Sally
Chris Day ... Young Frank
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Storyline

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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make a wish | See All (1) »

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Everyone can be a hero See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Even back in 1980, a female secretary would not be assigned as a live-in nurse for a male employee. See more »

Quotes

Juan Delgadillo: I want to help you. And it's okay for you to accept my help. 'Cause when people need help, you give it to 'em.
Frank Shankwitz: But how? I'm just a kid.
Juan Delgadillo: You're not just anything. You're, you! You can help people. Remember, if someone needs help, you give it to 'em.
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References CHiPs (1977) See more »

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Heart
Written by Tommy Marolda
Performed by The Toms
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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Long time havent seen such good movie...
12 September 2019 | by aidoudnabilSee all my reviews

Good acting....funny and loyal characters.... wish it wasnt so under rated....explains life in general...corrupted people will harm only themselves


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wish Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Prescott, Arizona, USA See more »

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2:1
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