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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Eric Blakeney (written by)
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Release Date:
20 February 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A new generation of superheroes. See more »
Plot:
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A surprising attempt at continuing the X-genre. See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Matt Frewer ... Russel Tresh

Finola Hughes ... Emma Frost

Jeremy Ratchford ... Sean Cassidy

Heather McComb ... Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
Agustin Rodriguez ... Angelo Espinosa / Skin
Randall Slavin ... Kurt Pastorius

Bumper Robinson ... Mondo

Suzanne Davis ... Arlee Hicks
Amarilis ... Monet St. Croix / M

Kevin McNulty ... Ralston
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Kayla

Garry Chalk ... Detective Gaines

Lynda Boyd ... Alicia Lee

Joely Collins ... Jeannie

Wally Dalton ... Pruitt

Kavan Smith ... Lance
Noel Geer ... Bruce

Garvin Cross ... Orderly
Ken Ryan ... Dr. Carlysle
Robert J. Lewis ... Jim Lee (as Robert Lewis)
Dean McKenzie ... Harlin

L. Harvey Gold ... Donberry
Peter Bryant ... Sergeant Cruller
James Crescenzo ... Eduardo (as Jim Crescenzo)
Jeaneth Munoz ... Estella
Edward Diaz ... Tito
Nadia-Leigh Nascimento ... Linda (as Nadia Nascimento)

Fulvio Cecere ... Lead Officer

Tyler Labine ... Mall Rat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Melody Johnson ... (uncredited)

Noah Michael Levine ... Matt (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Sholder 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eric Blakeney (written by)

Produced by
Avi Arad .... executive producer
Eric Blakeney .... executive producer
Matthew Edelman .... associate producer
Stan Lee .... executive producer
David Roessell .... producer
Bruce J. Sallan .... executive producer (as Bruce Sallan)
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
Bryan England (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Schweitzer 
 
Casting by
Alice Cassidy 
 
Production Design by
Douglas Higgins 
 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Mani 
 
Makeup Department
Charles Porlier .... makeup artist
Janet Sala .... hair stylist
Natalie Cosco .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mary Guilfoyle .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Hauer .... first assistant director (as Don Hauer)
Judy Slattery .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dan Sissons .... property master
Terry Joseph .... buyer (uncredited)
Grant Van Der Slagt .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ross Walshe .... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Patton .... sound mixer (as Rick Patton)
Stephen Cheung .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jim Harrington .... foley artist (uncredited)
Vince Renaud .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Greg Stewart .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Terence J. Cox .... special effects coordinator (as Terence Cox)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor
Steward Burris .... computer graphic artist: North West Imaging & FX (uncredited)
Brian Moylan .... digital compositing artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Tom Raycove .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Thomas Schelesny .... computer graphics artist (uncredited)
Marusha Xeros .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Ferguson .... stunt coordinator
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigging coordinator (uncredited)
Curt Bonn .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyrus Block .... camera operator
Greg Fox .... first assistant camera
Nick Kuchera .... key grip
John W. Scott .... gaffer (as John Scott)
Nick Watson .... second assistant camera
William R. Dalgleish .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Saubrie Mohamed .... generator operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Katie McCaffrey .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adam Behr .... special costume effects (uncredited)
Nancy Duggan .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
J.J. Rogers .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Sibley .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jake Callihoo .... transportation coordinator (as Jake Calihoo)
James Perenseff .... transportation manager: Cannell (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leanne Arnott .... location manager
Chris Bachalo .... creator of comics
Glynda Fitzgerald .... script supervisor
Wendy Lewis .... production coordinator
Scott Lobdell .... consultant
Scott Lobdell .... creator of comics
Sean Benbow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kim Cowan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Scott Graham .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Stan Lee .... script consultant (uncredited)
Jacqueline Lovejoy .... publicist (uncredited)
Alan A. Spence .... set wireman (uncredited)
Patricia Warren .... assistant coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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87 min
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Trivia:
When Jubilee is in the arcade, there is an X-Men video game visible. Also, during another scene, one of the characters is wearing a Wolverine t-shirt.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: While Jubilee is supposedly playing a video game, in fact the screen shows the between-games demo and the legend "Insert Coin."See more »
Quotes:
Emma Frost:Wake up lover. I'm even better in real life.
Sean Cassidy:I told you what would happen if you ever invaded my mind.
Emma Frost:If I invaded your mind you'd never wake up.
Sean Cassidy:Neither would you.
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Movie Connections:
References "The Munsters" (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Telephone Call From IstanbulSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A surprising attempt at continuing the X-genre., 24 April 2003
Author: wsdmspryde

As someone who followed Generation X the comic book from its inception, I recall being very excited about the Generation X tv movie during its debut. Unfortunately, that didn't last long. It was a thrill to see what started out as a fantastic comic make it onto the small screen, but the attempts just weren't enough.

Matt Frewer did a fantastic job of chewing the scenery, but it's usually easy to forgive the man his zaniness, particularly if you've ever watched Max Headroom. Beyond that, Generation X was and still remains painful to watch. Just about every canon character that started out in the comic book was not only miscast (i.e., the Chinese-American Jubilee being played by someone who wasn't), but poorly characterized. Mondo, the laid-back Hawaiian had transformed into pure arrogance, while Angelo, the cynical and quick-witted ex-gang member was suddenly on the shy and tentative side.

It was, in a way, what you'd expect from a comic book movie. That is assuming that you don't actually read comics and just have a stereotype in mind, however. Lighting was often overdramatic in a way that any Batman moviegoer could recognize and wince at. Scenery was not especially impressive, excepting the building which stood in for the Massachusetts Academy. Characters did not come across as particularly three dimensional, and it felt as if every prop involved had been drawn rather than created.

Although the movie in and of itself is a whimsical bit, easy to watch if you'd like a brightly colored distraction from the world around you, its script is lacking and its acting on the dull side. I felt for the characters involved not because Generation X the movie was convincing, but instead because I felt loyalty to the characters I'd been reading about for a number of years. The addition of Refrax and Buff, who had potential of their own, was more proof that this was a slapdash movie made in hopes of grabbing a few bucks. After all, these two appears sheerly because the remaining characters from the comic book would go over the budget for filming, as their appearances and powers would require too much in the way of special effects.

Overall, it was a disappointing experience, but I remain fan enough of the comic to keep a taped copy for nostalgia's value.

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