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Writers:
Don Ingalls (teleplay) &
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Release Date:
6 February 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority. | Add synopsis »
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A very good supernatural flick See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Kay Lenz ... Sarah Goodwin

Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Erica Hunter

Tony Bill ... Paul Yates

Kathryn Grant ... Mrs. Goodwin

Morgan Fairchild ... Jennifer Lawrence

Morgan Brittany ... Patty Goodwin

Robert Hays ... Scott Rafferty

Tisa Farrow ... Alberta 'Mouse'
Elizabeth Stack ... Laura O'Neil
Deborah Ryan ... Bobbie Adams
Nora Heflin ... Barbara

Talia Balsam ... Allison

Michael Talbott ... Freddie
Jennifer Gay ... Kathy Anderson

Susan Duvall ... Regina Wilson
Albert Owens ... Young man
Debi Fries ... Susan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Doug Davidson ... Tommy (uncredited)
Madelaine Kelley ... Clerk (uncredited)
Karen Purcill ... Pledge (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Day 
 
Writing credits
Don Ingalls (teleplay) &
Carol Saraceno (teleplay) &
Kenette Gfeller (teleplay)

Tom Holland (story) &
Carol Saraceno (story)

Produced by
Jay Benson .... producer
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Allan Marcil .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Harris 
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco 
 
Casting by
Ramsay King  (as Ramsey King)
 
Art Direction by
Herman F. Zimmerman 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Kubis 
Ed Sunley 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
William Lyon MacKenzie .... makeup artist (as Will Mackenzie)
Donna Turner Culver .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
William P. Owens .... production manager
Fred Stark .... unit production manager
Malcolm Stuart .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Hanson .... second assistant director
Fred Stark .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Vic Culina .... property master
 
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailey .... camera operator
Richard Walden .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Warren Chadwick .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
John Fresco .... music supervisor
John Mick .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor
Orin Kennedy .... location manager
Linda Sony Kinney .... production coordinator
Joseph J. Kontra .... production assistant
Kathleen Ross .... assistant to producer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min
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Continuity: When Sarah comes down the stairs to go to for the birthday party for Paul Yates, her hair seems suddenly much longer than it was moments before.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Superstar (1999)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A very good supernatural flick, 17 March 1999
Author: Daniel de Almeida Couri (couri@imicro.com.br) from Muriaé, Brazil

Here we have kind of a 'Carrie-look-alike' film, but I'd say a little bit moralist. Sarah (Kay Lenz), a weird girl (yes, she does have telekinetic powers) scorned by snobbish dull colleagues is admitted in a strange sorority where she is manipulated by the evil house mother Mrs. Hunter (Shelley Winters). On the other hand, her beautiful and ingenuous sister Patty (Morgan Brittany) joins a renowned sorority where she is forced to cast Sarah away by no less manipulative Jennifer Lawrence (Morgan Fairchild). The entire film has a 'gloomy aura', it's a somewhat sad story which could never have happened if it wasn't for the juicy 70's!... The TV production is poor, nevertheless it doesn't matter once this is a very enjoyable flick.

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