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Release Date:
11 May 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She has the power . . . an evil destructive force. See more »
Plot:
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Above-average. See more (87 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Mark L. Lester 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen King  novel
Stanley Mann 

Produced by
Frank Capra Jr. .... producer
Martha De Laurentiis .... associate producer (as Martha Schumacher)
 
Original Music by
Tangerine Dream 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Ruzzolini 
 
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Giorgio Postiglione 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker  (as Lynn Wolverton)
Lynn Wolverton-Parker 
 
Production Management
Don Goldman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikita Knatz .... second unit director
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Jeff Ginn .... assistant art director
Mark Gutierrez .... property assistant
Holly McDonald .... props
Jeffrey Schlatter .... assistant construction coordinator
Ralph Woollaston .... carpenter
Michael J. Hall .... carpenter (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mike Edmonson .... pyrotechnician
Mike Edmonson .... special effects foreman
James Fredburg .... special effects technician: pyrotechnics
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects
Bob Stoker .... special effects crew
Michael Wood .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
William Cruse .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts (as Philip Adams)
Linda Arvidson .... stunts (as Linda Lee Arvidson)
George Fisher .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Larry Holt .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
A.J. Nay .... stunts (as Arthur Nay)
Joseph Prado .... stunts (as Joe Prado)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Peter Stader .... stunts (as Peter T. Stader)
Victoria Vanderkloot .... stunts
Laura Warner .... stunt double
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Cody Harrington .... electrician
W.D. Hill .... grip
Terry D. Long .... electrician
Steve Lubbe .... best boy
Claudio Sabatini .... assistant camera
John Sheeren .... second assistant camera
Tom Taylor .... second assistant camera
Ralph Watson .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Nina Axelrod .... casting assistant
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
 
Music Department
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Monica Garris-Powell .... driver: cast (as Monica Powell)
 
Other crew
Frank Capra III .... production assistant
Dino De Laurentiis .... presenter
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Estelle Goldman .... production secretary
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
John Lytle .... location manager
Jennifer Ward .... photo double: Drew Barrymore
Julie Tamisiea .... horse trainer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
114 min | Germany:101 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The Charlie McGee character was modeled on Stephen King's daughter Naomi.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scenes where Rainbird plays "John, the friendly orderly" the eye-patch he wears as part of his disguise is in some "John" scenes, but not others. Also, sometimes he wears the patch over his left eye (during the blackout) and sometimes it's over his right eye (when he and Charlie are with the horses).See more »
Quotes:
Charlie McGee:Woodchips, they should have given me someting harder.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Turkey in the StrawSee more »

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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Above-average., 14 February 2002
Author: gridoon

Good special effects and a great cast make this film above-average, as Stephen King adaptations go (well, it's certainly better than "Maximum Overdrive"). The story may be a bit predictable, partly because King had visited similar territory before ("Carrie", anyone?), but you have to admire the way the film puts you into the action right from the start, omitting any slow introductions, and George C.Scott is such a strong, perverse and eccentric villain that you can't help watching him. (**1/2)

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