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Wish Man (2019)

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

Director:

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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One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Been there, done that: Robert Pine plays Arizona Highway Patrol Sergeant Eddie Newman, who assigns a rookie motor officer to the veteran Shankwitz. 42 years earlier in CHiPs (1977), he played California Highway Patrol Sergeant Joe Getrear. The initial plot line of that show involved a veteran motor officer, Jon Baker, played by Larry Wilcox (who appears here as John Foster) training an inexperienced motor officer. See more »

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Frank is shown wearing his uniform while at the hospital and also after being released. Hospitals, especially in a case involving a serious injury, would require the patient to change into hospital clothing. His uniform would have been cut off of him by either the EMS medics or the emergency room staff. See more »

Quotes

Jose: When someone need help, you give it to them
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References CHiPs (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Juke box blues
Written by Tommy Marolda
Performed by The Toms
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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Great movie
11 December 2019 | by weshall55See all my reviews

Watched with my wife and not ashamed to admit to crying with her. A wonderful human and uplifting movie - the end was surprisingly uplifting and unexpected while completely fitting. The amazing ensemble cast deserves a raft of nominations.


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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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