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Aliens created one of their own on earth...now they want him back. See more »
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After his grandmother's death, 24-year-old Mike Hillary sets off in search of who he thinks is his real father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Mike Hillary (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Eleven (as Doug O'Keefe)

Ingrid Kavelaars ... Jessica Randall

Andrew Jackson ... Sixty-Six

David Nerman ... Sheriff Jimmy Masterson

Michelle Johnson ... Sarah

Marc Donato ... Mike Hillary - Age 8
Carmelina Lamanna ... Carol Hillary

Mark Lutz ... Blaine Masterson

Grant Nickalls ... Scott

Bryan Thomas ... Manny (as Bryan J. Thomas)
Jared Durand ... James

Robert Weiss ... Deputy Larson
Dennis O'Connor ... Grandpa Vern

Jennifer Higgin ... Grandma June

Kevin Zegers ... Bart
Peter Graham ... Desk Clerk
Tim MacMenamin ... Firefighter #1

Branko Racki ... Firefighter #2 (as Bronco Racki)

John Stoneham Jr. ... Guy in Truck
L.J. Maxwell ... Wristband Voice (voice)

Directed by
John Bradshaw 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Bradshaw 
Sheldon Inkol 
Damian Lee 
Lauren McLaughlin 

Produced by
Richard Babcock .... associate producer
Paul G. Day .... associate producer
Helder Goncalves .... co-producer
Damian Lee .... producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gowan  (as Lawrence Gowan)
 
Cinematography by
Russ Goozee  (as Gerald R. Goozee)
 
Film Editing by
Paul G. Day 
 
Casting by
Marjorie Lecker 
 
Production Design by
Tim Boyd 
 
Art Direction by
Jim Lambie 
 
Set Decoration by
Glen Atkinson 
 
Costume Design by
Judith England 
 
Makeup Department
Traci Loader .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derby Crewe .... second assistant director
Robin Sen .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jack Buchanan .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eric Bryson .... utility stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Harper Forbes .... key grip
Ava Gerlitz .... still photographer
Jim Lambie .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gerry Mendoza .... electrician
Patrick Robinson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Mitch Lackie .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gowan .... composer: songs "Love Makes You Believe" and "Holding This Rage"
 
Other crew
Patricia Joyes .... script supervisor
Hanna Tower .... office production assistant
 

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Rated R for violence and some nudity
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85 min | UK:92 min (DVD)
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Australia:M | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R
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Mark-Paul might be saved by the bell, but he needed to be saved by his agent, 28 April 2009
Author: movieman_kev from United States

A child of extraterrestrial origins is found walking through the fires of a burning building. He's promptly adopted, but still has questions about where he came from. Years later, the boy, now a young man (played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar of Saved by the Bell fame) can start fires with his mind and frequently dreams of his forgotten earlier life while he submerges himself in bathtub water. Another alien (Douglas O'Keeffe) wants to get the young man back.

With shades of much better films (such as Firestarter, the Terminator, and even Starman), this movie can't help but epicly fail in comparison. It doesn't help that the film spots horrendous acting (especially by Gosselaar and O'Keeffe extremely sub-par special effects, and a plot that is a clichéd muddled mess. This is one movie that makes those that are made for the Sci-fi channel (I refuse to call it by the insanely stupid SyFy moniker, but that's another rant) look of Oscar-caliber. That's no hyperbole, this movie is just that bad.

Eye Candy: Carmelina Lamanna gets fully nude

My Grade:D-

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