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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 6 February 1978
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

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Robert Day

Writers:

Don Ingalls (teleplay), Carol Saraceno (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Lenz ... Sarah Goodwin
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Erica Hunter
Tony Bill ... Paul Yates
Kathryn Grant ... Mrs. Goodwin
Morgan Fairchild ... Jennifer Lawrence
Morgan Brittany ... Patty Goodwin
Robert Hays ... Scott Rafferty
Tisa Farrow ... Alberta 'Mouse'
Elizabeth Stack Elizabeth Stack ... Laura O'Neil
Deborah Ryan Deborah Ryan ... Bobbie Adams
Nora Heflin Nora Heflin ... Barbara
Talia Balsam ... Allison
Michael Talbott ... Freddie
Jennifer Gay Jennifer Gay ... Kathy Anderson
Susan Duvall ... Regina Wilson
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Storyline

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Iniciação de Sarah See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original draft of the script, the sorority sisters were transformed into barnyard animals. ABC executives balked at the notion and targeted this and other special FX sequences that were beyond the limitations of filmmaking at the time to be rewritten. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah comes down the stairs to go to for the birthday party for Paul Yates, her hair seems suddenly much longer than it was moments before. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Goodwin: [Watches as Jennifer verbally torments Mouse] . Stop it!
[Jennifer is abruptly propelled backwards into the fountain]
Sarah Goodwin: My first day here I saw you and I thought you were beautiful, but I was wrong. All you care about is how popular you are. Everybody gives you everything. You don't have to work at anything, like friendship. You don't care about how other people feel. All you give a damn about is how good you look! Well I'll tell you something, Jennifer. One day all these poor, stupid girls who ...
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First rate flick
21 October 2006 | by belladumondeSee all my reviews

I, too, have always loved this movie. Morgan Fairchild really camps it up as the stuck-up sorority princess. Shelly Winters is suitably creepy. Kay Lenz is somehow a sympathetic yet frightening character. (Ever since I first saw this movie at the age of ten, I have considered Kay Lenz one of my favorite actresses!) I don't know the name of the actress who portrayed Mouse, but I found her performance very authentic as well. What I really wanted to comment on is my indignation over the fact that ABCFamily has a remake out now but is billing it as a new original ABCFamily movie! How can they get away with that? Anyway, this really is a great flick for this time of year.


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