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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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Goodwin
... Mrs. Erica Hunter
... Paul Yates
... Mrs. Goodwin
... Jennifer Lawrence
... Patty Goodwin
... Scott Rafferty
... Alberta 'Mouse'
Elizabeth Stack ... Laura O'Neil
Deborah Ryan ... Bobbie Adams
Nora Heflin ... Barbara
... Allison
... Freddie
Jennifer Gay ... Kathy Anderson
... Regina Wilson
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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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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6 February 1978 (USA)  »

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A Iniciação de Sarah  »

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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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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Never p... off Kay Lenz.....
23 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

OK, I never saw this in 1978 or in any reruns but because I grew up in the seventies, I have a weird affinity for liking these made for TV movies of the week. This one turned out to be a lot of fun to watch. The acting is pretty good by all involved, Kay Lenz in the title role makes it believable and Morgan Fairchild is good as the queen b....., Morgan Brittany is lovely as ever and Shelly Winters is completely over the top in her scenes especially towards the end of the movie. (SPOLIERS) Story wise it's not strong, the movie itself is a little slow at the beginning of the movie and there are some things left unresolved at the end of the movie such as what happened to all involved but that does not distract from a fun movie. My copy was on an older tape and it was quite granny but it reminded me of the quality of the made for TV movies of the week back in the 70's. I say if your a fan of the TV movie's of the week you'll enjoy this one. OH, and buy the way if you ever meet Kay Lenz be nice to her you just never know what may happen.


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