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The Spell (1977)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 20 February 1977
A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.

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Lee Philips

Writer:

Brian Taggert
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lee Grant ... Marilyn Matchett
Susan Myers Susan Myers ... Rita
Lelia Goldoni ... Jo Standish
Helen Hunt ... Kristina Matchett
Jack Colvin ... Dale Boyce
James Olson ... Glenn
James Greene ... Stan
Wright King ... Rian
Barbara Bostock Barbara Bostock ... Jill
Doney Oatman Doney Oatman ... Jackie
Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle ... Hugh
Kathleen Hughes ... Fenetia
Robert Gibbons Robert Gibbons ... Waiter
Arthur Peterson ... Ross
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A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Control mental See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Better than average 70's MFTV movie with good cast
17 June 1999 | by Rachael-5See all my reviews

She's 15 and at an age that is just so much more complicated when you're fat. Rita discovers that she has telekenetic powers and can seek revenge against those who are cruel to her. Good performances by Lee Grant and a young Helen Hunt. Bostock is downright chilling in the role. Some excellent special effects for this type of movie, and the end scenes are quite scary, actually. Most of all, a good message about teenagers. Sometimes they can be witchy and seem like aliens, but what they need most of all is love.


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