The Midas Touch

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Released 1997

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Director:
Peter Manoogian
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG
The Midas Touch is a film about an adolescent boy who will do anything to help his beloved grandmother. She is seriously ill with a heart condition, and the family does not have the means to pay for her treatment. All is lost until the main character Bill Bright (Trevor O'Brien) is given one wish by an odd stranger who lives in a haunted mansion. In an allusion to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, whose greed cost him the lives of his loved ones, he is given the power to turn anything he touches into gold. At first this seems like a godsend. He will be able to provide the funds to help his ailing grandmother get well, but Bill soon learns that his gift is more of a curse in this mix of drama, comedy, and fantasy. The moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for and to live a philanthropic life.

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Family Dramas