Blinded by the Light (film)

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Blinded by the Light
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Based onBlinded by the Light novel by Robin F. Brancato
Written byStephen Black
Henry Stern
Robin Vote
Directed byJohn A. Alonzo
StarringKristy McNichol
Jimmy McNichol
Grace Zabriskie
Jenny O'Hara
Music byJonathan Tunick
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Philip Mandelker
Producer(s)Rodrick Paul
CinematographyJohn A. Alonzo
Editor(s)John C. Horger
Bernard J. Small
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Time-Life Television Productions
Original networkCBS
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.



  1. ^ "John A. Alonzo; Cinematographer, 66". The New York Times. March 29, 2001.

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