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The Initiation of Sarah (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 22 October 2006
A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.

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Stuart Gillard

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Dan Berendsen (teleplay), Tom Holland (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mika Boorem ... Sarah Goodwin
Summer Glau ... Lindsey Goodwin
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Corinne (as JoAnna Garcia)
Tessa Thompson ... Esme
Ben Ziff ... Finn
Morgan Fairchild ... Trina Goodwin
Jennifer Tilly ... Dr. Eugenia Hunter
Amber Wallace ... Vita (as Amber Brooke Wallace)
Damon Lipari ... Damien
Caitlin Wehrle ... Alpha Nu #2
Jessica Luza ... Girl #1
Caroline Jahna Caroline Jahna ... Girl #2
Greer Howard ... Young Woman
Abigail Leigh Abigail Leigh ... Attendant
Raylee Magill Raylee Magill ... P.E.D. #1 (as Rachael Magill)
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Storyline

When Sarah, a girl with magic powers, and her normal twin sister Lindsey are invited to join both Alpha Nu Gamma and Pi Epsilon Delta, they discover that the two sororities aren't just rivals, they're bitter enemies. Suddenly, Sarah and Lindsey are initiated into an ancient battle between good and evil that threatens to drive the sisters apart and force one of them to make the ultimate sacrifice. Can Sarah learn to master her magic in time to defeat the resident evil on campus? Who can she trust and who will commit an unforgivable act of betrayal? The magic starts flying and anything can happen. When these supernatural forces collide, they'll give new meaning to hell week. Written by Alex

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Taglines:

Sisters. Sororities. Sacrifices.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Iniciação de Sarah See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Family,MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Morgan Fairchild, who plays Trina Goodwin (an alumni of the sorority Alpha Nu Gamma) in this film, also played one of the head sorority sisters of Alpha Nu Gamma, Jennifer Lawrence, in the original that this film is based on The Initiation of Sarah (1978). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eugenia Hunter: If you're a goat or a virgin, I'd stay away from that side of the campus all together.
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sororities + witchcraft
19 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Corinne (JoAnna Garcia) leads a ritual sacrifice but the girl turns out not to be 'The One'. Eighteen years later, twins Sarah (Mika Boorem) and Lindsey Goodwin (Summer Glau) are freshmen at Temple Hill University. Sarah has supernatural powers. Lindsey is desperate to be popular by joining the best sorority Alpha Nu Gamma. Corinne is the big sister and still looks exactly the same as 18 years ago. The secretive sorority Pi Epsilon Delta led by professor Eugenia Hunter (Jennifer Tilly) is in a timeless fight against Alpha Nu. Sarah befriends outcast Vita (Amber Wallace) while dorm RA Finn (Ben Ziff) falls for her.

The movie is trying to do a lot of things and ends up rather bland. It's definitely not scary especially on ABC Family. It has the looks of a TV movie. There is no tension as a thriller. The movie spills its various secrets in unexciting ways. It's also rather blasé about dangers. She's told that they're trying to kill her and she's simply chatting it up with the boy in the library. Jennifer Tilly really plays down her character. Lindsey is a really dumb character. She is somehow mentally defective. There seems to be some good story material but it's not put to good use here.


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