The movie begins in the Middle East where we are introduced to father and son Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) and Robin Sandza (Andrew Stevens) and their friend Ben Childress (John Cassavetes) who are having a good day at the beach. Peter informs his son that they are going to be moving back to the States so that Robin can attend a special school that can help him with his unique gifts.
“It’s the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, I’ve heard it’s quite uncanny.”
Kirk Douglas; still an action star at sixty-one.
Psychic and cute as a button to boot.
“Yes, he was thinking the plus sign, but can you now make his head explode?”
She does get Gillian out but things don’t go so well for her.
“Don’t make me angry, you won't like me when I’m angry.”
And she doesn’t even get taken to the prom.
Which is kind of like drinking a dozen Jolt Colas.
Quite a bit of an explodey result actually.
“Give me a sequel!"
Trivia Note: The hotel room Peter stays in is the exact room Jake and Elwood Blues survived a rocket launcher attack in The Blues Brothers. Also, look for a young Dennis Franz as one of the beat cops that Peter takes hostage during his time trying to elude Childress’ team of killers.
It's things like this that made him transfer to the NYPD.