Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Martha Coolidge (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Director Martha Coolidge returns to the theme of Rambling Rose with this fantasy drama. Here, Patrick Swayze plays the stranger who comes into the family fold and changes everyone's lives. A tramp with a dog on a string, he may be an angel sent to help the family cope with the potential loss of their father, reported missing in action in the Korean War, and with one son's cancer. All of this culminates in the granting of three wishes. It's clumsily structured as a flashback to the 1950s, and the story is both daft and sentimental, but, as family fare goes, it's OK and the youngsters might enjoy it.


A widow runs over a drifter and, racked with guilt, offers to take him and his pet dog home to convalesce. The new arrival has a startling impact on the well-ordered life of her family, leading her to suspect there may be more to him than meets the eye. Fantasy drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello and Seth Mumy.

Cast & Crew

Jack McCloud Patrick Swayze
Jeanne Holman Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Tom Holman Joseph Mazzello
Gunny Holman Seth Mumy
Phil David Marshall Grant
Coach Schramka Jay O Sanders
Director Martha Coolidge
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video