Cult Movies

Cult Movie Essentials: Northstar (1986)

Northstar was a 1986 TV movie starring Greg Evigan. Evigan plays an astronaut called Jack North who is hit by mysterious solar radiation while photographing an eclipse during a spacewalk.

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Returned to Earth, scientists find that as long as his eyes are exposed to the ultraviolet in sunlight, his mental and physical abilities are boosted to superhuman levels. More than a few minutes of exposure risks overload and death, so he needs to wear special sunglasses. Wearing the glasses or at night, he’s a normal human. But in sunlight, he can think like a computer, recall everything, has super-senses and super-strength and can run as fast as a motorcycle. North uses his newfound abilities to investigate the murder of his best friend and fellow astronaut.

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