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Wishin' and Hopin' ()


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Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb comes the new Christmas classic, starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase.

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Madame Frechette
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Adult Felix (voice)
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Ma
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Frances Funicello
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Chino
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Sister Agrippina
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Pa
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Mother Filomena
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Monsignor Muldoon
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Sister Dymphna
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Annette Funicello
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Simone Funicello
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Rosalie Twerski
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Mrs. Twerski
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Jackie Durham
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Danny
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Miss Rose
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Margaret / Ave Maria Singer
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Audience Member Behind the Funicellos
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Felix Funicello
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Mr. Twerski
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Zhenya Kobakova
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Boy Scout / Boy in the Audience
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4th Row Center Audience Member
Chad Maura ...
Moviegoer
Bella Moore ...
Audience child (creditOnly)
Kevin Shea ...
Ranger Andy
Kali Money ...
Friend 1
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Diner Patron
Abby Rain Heiser ...
Audience Member
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Sister Gertrude
Brandon White ...
Brandon
Emily Weiner ...
Schoolmate
Albert Glowacki ...
Franz Duzio
Katie Vandrilla ...
Audience Member
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Sailor #1
Matthew Clermont ...
Schoolmate / BoyScout
Madeleine Ruley ...
Schoolmate
Benjamin Manoli ...
Schoolmate
Corey Scott Rutledge ...
Floor Director
Olivia Skye Pungitore ...
Pauline Papelbon
Dermot McMillan ...
Roland Kubiak
Joe Alo ...
Pageant Parent
Macguire Nelson ...
Schoolmate
Anna Greenwald ...
Kitty
Jacqueline Lapierre ...
Susan Ekizian
Jennifer J. Burns ...
Bus Supervisor
Victoria Diakomanolis ...
School Mate
Damaris Rios ...
Diner Patron
Isabella Diakomanolis ...
School Mate
James Lapierre ...
Arthur Cote
Charlotte Ruley ...
Schoolmate
Kristin Campbell ...
Mrs. Duzio
Shelby Rice ...
Schoolmate
Shawn Ervin ...
Lonny Flood
Jacob Haugland ...
Ernest
Mackenzie Peluso ...
Audience member
Hannah Coppolelli ...
Girl in the Auditorium
Erik Rice ...
Parent of School mate
Luke Aronis ...
Child 7
Abigail Donaghy ...
Schoolmate
Christopher Bogomas ...
Marion
Dylan Marseglia ...
Boyscout / Audience Member
Megan Rice ...
Schoolmate
Lexi White ...
Geraldine
Allison Bradshaw ...
Schoolmate / Crying Girl
Aidan McMillan ...
Ronald Kubiak
Jonathan Ercolino ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Robin Blau Greenwald ...
Kitty's Mother (opening scene & audience) (uncredited)
Gwen Kosak ...
Family Friend at Diner / Audience Member at Christmas Play (uncredited)
Sarah Soderstrom ...
Extra (sitting in audience in front of Felix Mom and Attended after party) (uncredited)

Directed by

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Colin Theys ... (attached)

Written by

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John Doolan ... (screenplay)
 
Wally Lamb ... (original story)

Produced by

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Bonnie Farley-Lucas ... executive producer
Andrew Gernhard ... producer
Wally Lamb ... executive producer
Richard J. Lucas ... executive producer
Shane O'Brien ... producer
Zach O'Brien ... producer
Kevin Shea ... producer
Greg White ... associate producer

Music by

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Matthew Llewellyn

Cinematography by

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Catherine Goldschmidt

Film Editing by

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Bryan Capri

Editorial Department

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Bryan Capri ... colorist
Matthew Wauhkonen ... colorist

Casting By

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Valerie McCaffrey

Production Design by

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Olga Miasnikova

Art Direction by

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Danica Pantic
Matt Thompson

Set Decoration by

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Alana Pryor Ackerman

Costume Design by

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Tammy Gibbens

Makeup Department

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Lindsey Interrante ... key makeup artist
Angela Marinis ... makeup artist
Jackie Zbuska ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Erica Joseph Hunter ... production supervisor
Jason Rodriguez ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Doolan ... second assistant director
Magda Grover ... second second assistant director
Jamal Lee Turner ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Amanda Cornell ... property master
Anastasia Lillpopp ... art department assistant
Mary Paul ... set dresser
Paul Pribble ... carpenter
Marina Rutherfurd ... assistant property master / on-set dresser
Jeremy Slover ... carpenter
Sierra Urich ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Catherine Anderson ... foley artist / foley engineer / sound effects editor
Dennis Dembeck ... dialogue editor / foley engineer / sound effects editor
Flavorlab ... audio post-production
Drew Guido ... dialogue editor / foley recordist
Bumi Hidaka ... narration recordist / re-recording mixer / sound designer
Michael Infante ... sound mixer (as Mike Infante)
Brian Quill ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jose Ramirez ... boom operator

Visual Effects by

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Bryan Capri ... visual effects artist
Sean Gallimore ... cgi
Paul Melluzzo ... visual effects artist
Gary Schultz ... cgi
Colin Theys ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Angarone ... additional grip
Mark Brochu ... key grip
Fletcher Burns ... additional grip
Pietro Camardella ... stills photographer
Adrian Peng Correia ... camera operator (as Adrian Correia)
Beecher Cotton ... dolly grip
Adam DeRezendes ... camera trainee
Hanna Edizel ... camera trainee / camera trainee: second assistant camera
David Galvin ... additional grip
John Galvin ... dolly grip: day player
Catherine Goldschmidt ... camera operator
Justin Hall ... electric pa
Patrick Hines ... electrician
Dustin Howard ... grip
John Kosmaczewski ... crane operator
Douglas Lennox ... second assistant camera
Branden James Maxham ... gaffer
Paul Melluzzo ... first assistant camera
Kristian O'Brien ... grip pa
Bob Paré ... additional grip
Dylan Michael Peloquin ... best boy
Brad Piche ... electrician
Kelly J. Richardson ... crane operator
Jason Rodriguez ... digital imaging technician
Brandon Sumner ... steadi cam operator

Casting Department

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Scott Kim ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christy Juhnke ... assistant costume designer
Mary Paul ... wardrobe
Lauren Reynolds ... wardrobe assistant
Alexander Zinovenko ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Peter Misluk ... location manager

Music Department

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Peter Fuchs ... recording engineer
Greg Hayes ... score mixer
Matthew Llewellyn ... orchestrator
Vincent Oppido ... music preparation
Martin Roller ... pro tools operator
Paul Talkington ... music recording coordinator
Marian Turner ... music preparation / orchestra manager
Johannes Vogel ... conductor
Stephen Webster ... music preparation

Other crew

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Torrey Benane ... production assistant
Jennienne Burke ... intern
Russell j Chartier ... production staff
Elena De Santiago ... script supervisor
Adam DeRezendes ... intern / production assistant
John Stephen Kelley ... production assistant
Megan Lang ... intern
Bryana Lucas ... intern
Chad Maura ... intern / production assistant
Paul Melluzzo ... end credits
Eric Minor ... assistant production office coordinator / assistant to the producers
Kristian O'Brien ... production assistant
Adam Pender ... crafty pa / production assistant
Jonathon Schermerhorn ... key set production assistant
Spencer Swindon ... 1st team pa
Christian Wright ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award-winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the small town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, we go straight into the halls of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School with Felix Funicello, a Catholic school fifth-grader in 1964, whose claim to fame is his cousin Annette Funicello, the famous Mouseketeer and teen movie queen. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. While Felix learns the meaning of French kissing, cultural misunderstanding, and tableaux vivants, Wishin' and Hopin' barrels toward one outrageous Christmas! Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin' (United States)
  • Deseo y esperanza (Spain)
  • Desejo e Esperança (Brazil)
  • З бажанням i надieю (Ukraine)
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  • 87 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Molly Ringwald speaks fluent Parisian French, and learned her French Canadian accent for the film. Siobhan Cohen also learned her Russian, and her Russian accent for the film. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Miracle of Marcelino (1955). See more »

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