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The Gifted One (1989)

A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

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Stephen Herek
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Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Michael Grant
John Rhys-Davies ... Carl Boardman
G.W. Bailey ... Dr. Winslow
Wendy Phillips ... Sarah Grant
Gregg Henry ... Jack
Kristopher Kent Hill Kristopher Kent Hill ... Billy Farady
James Eric James Eric ... Tom Farady
Shano Palovich Shano Palovich ... Beth Farady
Lucky Hayes Lucky Hayes ... Mrs. Williams
Charles Benton Charles Benton ... Mr. Williams
Dey Young ... Susan Martin
Dale Swann ... Gordon Thomas
Rose Weaver ... Dr. Claire Henry
Stephen Hastings Stephen Hastings ... Dr. Hart
Jim Newcomer Jim Newcomer ... Dr. James
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A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

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Fantasy

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Was not bad, but it was a pilot that was not picked up
23 November 2016 | by allanwellhausensrSee all my reviews

Just saw this more or less by mistake, but I watched all the way through before finding out it was supposed to be a TV series. Then wanting to see if there were more I found out it was a single pilot.

Did learn it was done in 1989 and it shows. Another reviewer said it suffered from bad writing. Well, I guess that would be true, but overall it could have been a fairly good TV series.

There are still a few people that think people do not use the full potential of their minds, or brain. While I am in no position to debate the issue, it would still a make for a good story if the writing were improved.

The writing may have been OK for 1989 but for today it would need to be tightened up. I wouldn't mind seeing the young man find his birth mother, and from what was shown, she may have the same powers as he does.

I would like to see this done. But it has the earmarks of other stories of people looking for someone while at the same time being hunted. The Fugitive comes to mind. Or the early Hulk TV show. That it was so much like those may have been why it wasn't picked up as a series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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