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Generation X (1996)

A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies ... See full summary »

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... Russel Tresh
... Emma Frost
... Sean Cassidy
... Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
Agustin Rodriguez ... Angelo Espinosa / Skin
Randall Slavin ... Kurt Pastorius
... Mondo
... Arlee Hicks
Amarilis ... Monet St. Croix / M
... Ralston
... Kayla
... Detective Gaines
... Alicia Lee
... Jeannie
... Pruitt
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A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies are interrupted when they must rescue one of their number from a mad scientist who can enter others' dreams. Written by Anonymous

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The mansion used for the Xavier Institute is Hatley Castle, which was also used as Xavier's school in the films X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Deadpool (2016) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). It also served as the Luthor family mansion on the television series Smallville (2001) and as the Queen family mansion in early seasons of the television series Arrow (2012). See more »

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While Jubilee is supposedly playing a video game, in fact the screen shows the between-games demo and the legend "Insert Coin." See more »

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Mondo: You know I don't like Jello.
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Version of X-Men: Mutant Wars (2000) See more »

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Telephone Call From Istanbul
Written and Performed by Tom Waits
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A Nightmare from my childhood
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember, several times, asking if other people had seen this movie. Thankfull, nobody said they had. It's like it was just a bad dream that a few people in my family had. Where they took the premise for the X Men comics, half the ideas and scenes from the cartoon, and used the characters from the X Men Spin off and made Generation X into a made for TV movie.

The plot involved a powerful machine that let you have power over dreams, but had an addictive quality. And there was an evil man played by a normally good actor who ruined his performance by thinking he's Jim Carrey. And even though it was only two hours long, it seemed like I was in purgatory.

I saw Skin and Jubilee given the major parts, while Banshee flirted moronically with Emma Frost. But non of the dialog seemed to go together, and existed only for the sake of showing "This is what the people in Generation X" say. It didn't have to be.

And for years, I waited patiently for the announced spin off series. Perhaps they could atone for the sins of the pilot film. Alas, it never happened, and I believed it to be just a horrible dream I wish it was. I wish this movie never existed. I wish it was nothing more then a bad memory. But it's a bad movie that lives on in the form of VHS.

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