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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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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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An innocent coed, a secret sorority, its bizarre rights of womanhood... Suddenly, a quiet college campus is plunged into an endless night of terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Initiation of 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

Kathy Anderson: What's your major, Sarah?
Sarah Goodwin: Psychology.
[Kathy hands her some punch]
Sarah Goodwin: Thank you.
Sarah Goodwin: What's yours?
Kathy Anderson: [Silkily, with a staged smile] Excuse me a minute. Some new girls. I'll be back.
Regina Wilson: She ditched me the same way.
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Referenced in Superstar (1999) See more »

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This movie makes me remind my childhood!
2 February 2001 | by martinchicago1See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie,I was 9 or 10 years old.Now,I am 30 and I still enjoy seeing it.I know the story is not so good, but the idea wasn't so bad as many people say.The cast was interesting.Shelley Winters was great as usual.Kay Lenz made a good job.Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Brittany were really good.Some people compare this movie with "Carrie", but I think this one is a little better.If you would like to enjoy a good horror movie, rent "The initiation of Sarah".You would be able to see the beauty of Morgan Brittany.I have never forgotten her blue and big beautiful eyes and her Black hair.


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