Momentum (2003 film)

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Movie poster
Directed by James Seale
Produced by Lisa M. Hansen
Paul Hertzberg
Written by Deverin Karol
Starring Louis Gossett, Jr.
Teri Hatcher
Grayson McCouch
Michael Massee
Nicki Aycox
Music by Joseph Williams
Cinematography Maximo Munzi
Distributed by Sci Fi Channel
CineTel Films
Release date
  • July 26, 2003 (2003-07-26)
Running time
88 min.
Country United States
Language English

Momentum is a July 26, 2003 television film that premiered on the U.S. Sci Fi Channel. The film was directed by James Seale.


Physics professor Zach Shefford (Grayson McCouch) has regarded his telekinetic gifts as a curse rather than a blessing. This sentiment is obviously not shared by ruthless Pentagon agent Raymond Addison (Louis Gossett Jr.), who recruits Shefford for a dangerous mission in which his "second sight" talents will be taxed to the utmost. It seems that, back in 1977, Addison had overseen Project Momentum, wherein dozens of telekinetics were brought together ostensibly for the purpose of benefiting mankind. But the project got out of hand when the participants' powers became too powerful and deadly, forcing Addison to kill them all.

However, one of the participants, Adrian Geiger (Michael Massee), managed to escape, and is now at large, with a vast telekinetic army at his beck and call. It is Shefford's job to infiltrate Geiger's camp and finish the job that Shefford had started. Upon falling in love with fellow telekinetic Tristen (Nicki Aycox), Shefford finds that his loyalties are wavering—and begins to suspect that the villains in this particular melodrama may in fact be the heroes, and vice versa.

FBI agents Jordan Ripps (Teri Hatcher) and Frank McIntyre (Carmen Argenziano), who have been investigating an armored-car hijacking, follow Zach to Geiger. A telekinetic tug-of-war leads to a psychic showdown at the complex where Project Momentum was developed. Zach must finally choose the side to be on when telekinetic war breaks out. With Tristen prepared to follow in her father's footsteps and telekinetic sleeper cells in place across the nation, the momentum is building.


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