Three Wishes

Synopsis: When Jane Holman is driving with her two sons, Tom and Gunny, she accidentally runs into a drifter, named Jack McCloud, who breaks his leg. Feeling sorry for him, Jane invites Jack and his dog Betty Jane to stay at her home until his leg has healed. After having some difficulties to adapt to this new lifestyle, Jack soon finds himself loved by the family and they all want him to stay. When he starts teaching baseball to Tom, who misses his father who's missing in the Korean War, the two of them develop a strong bond. Meanwhile Gunny believes that there's more to Jack and Betty Jane than meets the eye, and he's determined to find out!
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Martha Coolidge
Production: HBO Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

I don't wanna go camping, Mom.

Oh, come on. We go camping

every year on Memorial Day.

It's Memorial Day,

the start of another summer.

Like most people,

I look forward to it.

Except this year.

This year it's hard

to look forward to anything.

- Hello. Hi, Frank.

- I got the notes from the I.R.S.

Tax inquiry.

You gotta be kidding me, Frank.

- I can't even get a break...

- What happened is simple, I guess.

I lost my business,

and now I've gotta sell the house.

My wife says

I'm not looking at it right.

She says one day I'll look back

and see it all happened for a reason.


Are you coming or not?

Maybe I just can't see it.

Maybe I never will.


- Who said you could wear my earrings?

- You said they look stupid on you.

Well, I didn't mean it.

Take them off right now!

- Girls, come on. Stop it.

- Don't touch me!

That's it! That's enough!

Don't touch me!

Don't touch my hair.

- Girls, are you all right?

- Yeah.

We're okay.

- Can you hear me?

- I'd hear you better for a quarter.

Don't start that now.

Quickly, in the car.

We're very late. Hurry.

We'll stop at home, and we're off.

Mommy, my stomach hurts.

Are you sure, sweetheart?

The doctor said there's nothing wrong.

- Faker, faker.

- I'm not, I'm not!

- Stop it!

- Look out!

Oh, my God.

What was that?

- Somebody call the police!

- Police?

Stay in the car.

Oh, my God.

Can you get up?

Can you move that leg?

I'm terribly sorry. It's all my fault.

I didn't even see you.

- There was a dog in the intersection.

- Betty Jane!

- She ran off that way. She looked okay.

- Thanks.

What's going on here?

I'm the driver. It's my fault.

I was coming to the intersection...

- Excuse me.

- I swerved.

Hitchhiking is against

the law in this township.

- So is running into a car.

- That's not what happened.

Lady, why don't you and your son

just walk back to the car?

I haven't given you my name.

You're all done here.

Thank you.

All right, people, let's get movin'.

What are we staring at?

This is not a circus.

Let's move on. Move it out.

The man's hurt.

Come on. Show is over.

Let's go, people. Move it out.

Move it out. Let's go.

What are you staring at?

Let's move it along.

- Do we have to do this now?

- It's what Memorial Day means.

Mommy, which one's our daddy?

- You know. She told you last year.

- I forget.

It's all right.

Daddy doesn't actually

have a place here, honey...

because he died

very far away...

in Korea.

At least they could've

tried to find his plane.

Tom, they did try.

Hocus-pocus diddly-ocus.

Slow down, boys.

I'm not gonna tell you again.

- What are you drinkin'?

- What's everybody else having?

- G&T's.

- G&T's it is then.

What's a G&T?

- Gin and tonic.

- Of course. Perfect.

Where is your sister?

Aren't you worried about her?

I am worried. She's never this late.

I'm gonna go find her.

- Joyce, your sister's always late.

- Can you watch Cindy for me?

Tom, take that, please.

Very funny.

- Did you put celery in it again?

- Please, sweetheart.

Up you go.

Walk, Thomas! Walk, please.

- Why isn't this on?

- You didn't check inside.

Gunny, snakes can't fit

into a space this small.

A little baby one could.

Look inside.

- It blasted off on my nose.

- It did?

- How's your tummy?

- Good.

Jeanne, where have you been?

You're never gonna...

I can't. I'm still shaking.

Don't touch that. It's poison.

- Hey, Gunny. See that lake?

- Yeah.

- Know what's in it?

- Fishies.


You know what else?

That's where Mom's gonna

make you take swimming lessons.

I won't. I'm not. I won't.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Three Wishes" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 31 Oct. 2020. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Three Wishes

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.