Wish Man (2019)

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A motorcycle cop is still haunted by the traumatic separation from his father when he was a boy. After surviving a near-fatal accident and being framed for police brutality, his whole world falls apart. Unexpectedly, he finds hope in the shape of a terminally ill boy, who reunites him with his father after 28 years. To honor the boy, he creates the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"Wish Man" is a biographical drama film launched in 2019. The movie was written and directed by Theo Davies and tells the story of the life of Frank Shankwitz - a founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"Wish Man" is embeded in the context of Arizona, 1950s when young Frank Shankwitz's life is filled with despair due to domestic violence, hardship, and the death of his mother. The only intense spot in his life is his love for motorcycles, which started when he fulfilled Hugh O'Brian, his lifelong film industry hero.

Quick forward into their adult years, Frank ends up being a motorbike police officer in Arizona. Throughout a high-speed pursuit, he crashes and gets critically injured, however a terminally ill young boy named Michael, who idolizes Frank as a hero, assists in his recovery. This relationship inspires Frank to alter his point of view on life.

Production of Make-A-Wish Foundation
Frank's improvement begins when he goes back to the force and attempts to offer Michael with a day filled with memories by making him an honorary Arizona state cannon fodder. When Michael succumbs to his disease, his last wish influences Frank to start the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His goal is to grant terminally ill kids's desires, providing a moment of joy throughout their challenging times.

Discord and Resolution
In spite of the worthy cause, "Wish Man" portrays the behind-the-scenes power battle. Frank loses control of the foundation due to his desire to keep the organization grassroots and manageable. Experiencing bitter infighting with an overbearing company personality, he leaves the organization. However, the movie concludes on a favorable note as Frank creates his wish-granting model, motivating an international network of volunteers and donors who carry on his tradition.

"Wish Man" is a tear-jerking biographical drama that checks out the life, has a hard time, and success of Frank Shankwitz. Encapsulating the essence of humanity, altruism, and passion to bring delight to others in the most challenging scenarios, it models the beginning of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The movie not only focuses on Frank's dedication to bring joy to terminally ill kids but also advises us of the value of compassion and compassion. With genuine efficiencies and an informing story, "Wish Man" accomplishments as a touching portrayal of how one guy's dream developed into a global network spreading out hope and happiness.

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