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The Premonition (1976)

This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Farrell ... Sheri Bennett
Edward Bell Edward Bell ... Prof. Miles Bennett
Danielle Brisebois ... Janie Bennett
Ellen Barber ... Andrea Fletcher
Richard Lynch ... Jude
Chitra Neogy ... Dr. Jeena Kingsly
Jeff Corey ... Det. Lt. Mark Denver
Margaret Graham Margaret Graham ... Andrea's Landlady
Rosemary McNamara ... Lenore
Thomas Williams Thomas Williams ... Todd Fletcher
Tamara Bergdall Tamara Bergdall ... Nurse
Wilmuth Cooper Wilmuth Cooper ... Gypsy Woman
Stanley W. William Stanley W. William ... Dean Fuller
Roy White Roy White ... Dr. Larabee
Robert Harper Robert Harper ... Carnival Watchman
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This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late. Written by Ørnås

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1978 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Turtle Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississippi, USA

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Production Co:

Movicorp Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Danielle Brisebois' film debut. See more »

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Muddled script and slow pace offsets good atmosphere
3 April 2011 | by highwaytouristSee all my reviews

I was interested in the premise when I rented this during the late 1980's. Stories about the paranormal were common during the 1970's. The premise did have potential. Here, an adopted girl is kidnapped by her insane biological mother and the mother's boyfriend, and the police need the help of her loving adopted mother, who has psychic powers. I turned out to be disappointed, though. Also, the Mississippi locations were well-used, but otherwise this film is dull. It seemed so much longer than it was and it featured a lot of uninteresting chat. Also, a number of scenes came off as forced, a heavy-handed attempt to make the film more coherent, but often made it even harder to understand. Clearly the film was not well edited. It would be nice if some of the scenery could be used again to make a better film.


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