Blinded by the Light (film)

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Blinded by the Light
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Based on Blinded by the Light novel by Robin F. Brancato
Written by Stephen Black
Henry Stern
Robin Vote
Directed by John A. Alonzo
Starring Kristy McNichol
Jimmy McNichol
Grace Zabriskie
Jenny O'Hara
Music by Jonathan Tunick
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Philip Mandelker
Producer(s) Rodrick Paul
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
Editor(s) John C. Horger
Bernard J. Small
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Time-Life Television Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release
  • December 16, 1980 (1980-12-16)

Blinded by the Light is a 1980 American made-for-television drama film starring Kristy and Jimmy McNichol, directed by John A. Alonzo.[1] The film is based upon a Robin F. Brancato novel.


David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.



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