Dreams Along The Wish Tree is a 1994 Drama film written by Dorothy Kingsley and directed by Joseph Ruben starring Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Bridges, Mark Wahlberg, Elizabeth Banks, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Aaron Ashmore and Claire Danes.


Five troubled youths and friends Jordan Miles (Mark Wahlberg), Whitney Meridian (Elizabeth Banks), Jonathen Nixon (Jeremy Renner), Nathaniel Hershell (Paul Rudd) and Tommy Linklater (Aaron Ashmore) make a wish at their small Conneticut town Farmsville's wishing tree.

Their lives begin to change drastically as Jordan's wish to find his purpose in life leads him to become a Mathmatician and into the heart of friend Whitney, Whitney's wish to escape her dreadful family leads her to be kicked out and end up in the care of Jordan and his family, Jonathen's wish to be able to fend off the bullies which constantly harass him, Tommy and Nathaniel lead him to become a kickboxer and he takes his vengeance too far, Nathaniel's wish to find his long lost dad and escape his alcoholic mother works and Tommy's wish to win the heart of popular girl Chastity Davies (Claire Danes) works and he steals her away from her horrible bully jock boyfriend.


  • Meryl Streep as Judith Miles
  • Richard Gere as Nolan Miles
  • Sigourney Weaver as Jeanine Linklater
  • Jeff Bridges as Roland Hershell
  • Mark Wahlberg as Jordan Miles
  • Elizabeth Banks as Whitney Meridian
  • Jeremy Renner as Jonathen Nixon
  • Paul Rudd as Nathaniel Hershell
  • Aaron Ashmore as Tommy Linklater
  • Claire Danes as Chastity Davies
  • Bill Nighy as Terrence Meridian
  • Jessica Lange as Chandra Meridian
  • Kimberley Williams-Paisley as Britney Meridian
  • Annabeth Gish as Jessica Meridian
  • Josh Charles as Chastity's boyfriend Copeland Heckle
  • Will Yun Lee as Varsity Bully Poan Kez
  • Taye Diggs as Varsity Bully Chamberlain Nickle
  • Ian Whyte as Varsity Bully Lance Drive
  • Regina King as Chamberlain's Cheerleader Girlfriend Clarissa


  1. Wild Night- John Mellencamp & Me'Shell Ndegocello
  2. Because The Night- 10,000 Maniacs
  3. 100% Pure Love- Crystal Waters
  4. Here Comes The Jotstepper- Ini Kamose
  5. All That She Wants- Ace Of Base
  6. Dreams- The Cranberries
  7. Mr. Vain- Culture Beat
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