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The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)

A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

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Billy Grier
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Nancy Grier
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Grandpa Grier
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Phyllis
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Frank
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Dr. Gardner
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Mr. Grier
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Dr. Rice
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Crissy
Betty Phillips ...
Mary Whitelaw
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Mrs. Patrick (as Meredith Woodward)
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Woman in Bar
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Scott
Lillian Carlson ...
Manager of Hotel
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A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

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1 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Los tres deseos de Billy Grier  »

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You should have seen it!
19 December 2005 | by (Curitiba, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This was such a good movie! And it's too bad that so many people haven't seen it or even heard about it... Ralph did a great job interpreting someone going through a horrible disease, having to cope with his life being cut to less than a third of a "normal" human being's life. Not only was his it short, but hard, because when most of his friend were, let's say, playing baseball or going out, he was minding his arthritis, seeing one doctor after the other and living other supposedly "old people's" issues... Nice lesson to learn about enjoying your life and thanking God for your health! It'd weird that even after "The Karate Kid" fans didn't take time to check this film out...


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