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The Gifted One (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Fantasy  |  25 June 1989 (USA)
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A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

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Peter Kowanko ...
Michael Grant
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Carl Boardman
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Dr. Winslow
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Sarah Grant
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Jack
Kristopher Kent Hill ...
Billy Farady
James Eric ...
Tom Farady
Shano Palovich ...
Beth Farady
Lucky Hayes ...
Mrs. Williams
Charles Benton ...
Mr. Williams
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Susan Martin
Dale Swann ...
Gordon Thomas
Rose Weaver ...
Dr. Claire Henry
Stephen Hastings ...
Dr. Hart
Jim Newcomer ...
Dr. James
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A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

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Great Concept, Cheesy Writing
18 August 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

This story involves a young man of uncertain parentage whose foster mother and father have died. The young man has mental gifts far beyond normal folks, able to assemble complicated toys as a child, blowing the top off an intelligence test, and even able to heal folks and animals with his gift. Now that his parents are dead and an evil doctor is after him, he's on a road trip to find his real mother.

One question. If he's so smart why did he get such bad writers to tell his story?

I really wanted to like this movie and the fact that the actor was attractive in a vulnerable, open sort of way would have made that easy. If it weren't for the HORRIBLE writing.

Even a fantasy story needs some rationalization.


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