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The Source (2002)

Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.


Steve Taylor (as S. Lee Taylor)


Roger Kristian Jones, Steve Taylor (as S. Lee Taylor)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Scollon Mathew Scollon ... Reese Hauser (as Mat Scollon)
Melissa Reneé Martin Melissa Reneé Martin ... Ashley Bainbridge (as Melissa R. Martin)
Edward DeRuiter ... Zack Bainbridge
Alice Frank ... Phoebe Lewis
Johnny Venocur Johnny Venocur ... Jerry Hauser
Ronald Rezac Ronald Rezac ... Principal McKinley
Roger Kristian Jones Roger Kristian Jones ... Moss Man
Steven Glinn Steven Glinn ... Raimy
Mark Wood Mark Wood ... Mr. Jessup
David Castro David Castro ... Lane
Paul Taviani Paul Taviani ... Mr. Bartlett
Anna de Cardi Anna de Cardi ... Miss Dunn
David Anders ... Booji (as David Holt)
Cory Travalena Cory Travalena ... Bane
Aaron Deakins Aaron Deakins ... Pugg


Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.

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Rated R for violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Surge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie was originally called "The Surge" and was even released on DVD with that title on the box art. See more »


When Lane calls 911, he gives them the wrong address. The address is shown immediately before and after the call. See more »

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No animals were hurt during the production of this photoplay, unless you want to count the hundred or so meal worms viciously slaughtered by the producer while the director was not looking. See more »

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Very fun flick, cool story
10 October 2003 | by XandoSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie. The acting is far from great and the special effects kind of suck, but when you are dealing with a low budget direct to video kind of movie, you almost expect this. It's one of those kind of movies that you see on cable at like 2am and just sort of fall into the storyline and just get a fun funky ride. I think if you like Buffy, The Craft and other teen angst/special powers stuff, you'll get a get out of this movie. It really reminded me of a story that would make a great comic book premise or a great tv series if handled by good writers. If you are a fan of comic books and interesting origin of powers stories I think that you can make certain parrallels between this story and comic books like The Fantastic Four or maybe even Power Pack. I also like the idea of how this film deals with the realistic elements of how teens in high school might deal with getting special powers. These kids aren't out to save the world or use their powers for good. Far from it. Anyone that was ever picked on by a bully has had some kind of revenge fantasy and this movie shows how teens with an axe to grind might use their powers for revenge and power as opposed to making the world a better place. If you had special powers and the ability to make yourself a god, would you? Could you resist the temptation to take revenge? This film is not going to get nominated for any awards, nor would I suggest renting it if you are over the age of 20, but if you see it's on cable, check it out. struggle through the first 20 minutes or so, and I think you'll have a fun ride.

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