7.2/10
59
1 user

Blinded by the Light (1980)

A young guy joins a cult and his sister (Kristy) is sent by their family and the help of a specialist to bring him home but she gets swept up in it too.

Director:

(as John Alonzo)

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter
Champions: A Love Story (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two teens become romantically involved as they train for a skating championship.

Director: John A. Alonzo
Stars: Shirley Knight, Tony Lo Bianco, Jimmy McNichol
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini
Stars: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco
Dream Lover (1986)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Ben Masters, Paul Shenar
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante
The End (1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recently widowed writer moves into a Victorian house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Badger
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Kristy McNichol, Blair Parker
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vince and Ross are suburban Los Angeles teenagers enjoying disco, surfing, cars and the rest of the Southern California lifestyle. Musical Vince runs an underground radio station and mechanical Ross is into custom cars.

Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Marc McClure, Jimmy McNichol
Like Mom, Like Me (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A middle-aged mom adjusts to the realities of being divorced, which include managing her sex life and facing the possibility that her teen-aged daughter might be doing the same.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Linda Lavin, Kristy McNichol, Max Gail
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Phillip R. Allen ...
Dr. Brockton
...
Father Adam
Ben Bottoms ...
Scott (as Benjamin Bottoms)
Steve Burns ...
Ralph
...
Cult member
...
Zora
...
Frances Bowers
Michael LeClair
Danny McCoy Jr. ...
Chase Evrette
...
Ed Bowers
Jimmy McNichol ...
David Bowers (as James Vincent McNichol)
...
Janet Bowers
...
Max
...
Rose
...
Cult Member
Edit

Storyline

A young guy joins a cult and his sister (Kristy) is sent by their family and the help of a specialist to bring him home but she gets swept up in it too.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vom Bösen geblendet  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unusually bland vehicle for the McNichol siblings
20 March 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Kristy McNichol (looking wan in a short, boyish 'do) strives to get brother James out from a religious sect (which is dramatized as something akin to a revival meeting). She reaches him, tries to talk sensibly with him, but the cult has made Jimmy vacant and sullen. He is so morose it's a wonder the culties don't just ask him to take his bossy sis and scram. By the end, the culties have won Kristy over as well and the film seems to be asking the question, "Will they take her too?" This TV-movie panders to the lowest common denominator: the viewer who knows nothing about the subject matter but who will swallow anything in a shiny package. There isn't a sinister moment (who was the writer afraid of offending?) and the direction is incredibly lazy. For an interesting comparison, see "Ticket To Heaven", which looks as though someone did some actual research. ** from ****


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?