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The Initiation of Sarah (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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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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Connections

Spoofed in Superstar (1999) See more »

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I've loved this movie since it first came out!
22 August 1999 | by CarrigonSee all my reviews

I always felt that this movie was chopped to pieces and that there was so much more to the story than what we got to see. I wish I could have read the original script for it. This is such a classic Carrie-type story, sort of a Revenge of the Nerds meets Carrie. But for some reason I just love the story. Maybe because both Morgan Brittany and Morgan Fairchild are in it. If you want a college horror story with a twist, this is it. It's creepy and fun.


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