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I remember some parts of a live-action sci-fi movie I saw sometime in the 90's or maybe early 00's.

The movie was set in present day and centered around a small girl, about 5 years old, I think. The girl had psychic powers and there was an alien sneaking in her room at night to teach her to use her powers. The alien was depicted as a young human-looking woman, however she could also shapeshift and teleport. The girl hadn't progressed very far in her training, but could make a "ball" of psychic energy.

At some point the military caught a whiff of this and did what the military do best - they captured her and wanted to study her. Unfortunately they didn't teleport-proof their holding cell and the little girl made a big enough ball and teleported to some random place in a nearby city.

Then there were some chase scenes, culminating in the girl, the alien, and another male character (I think) fleeing in the alien's spaceship with the military in hot pursuit in their helicopters. The alien's spaceship could cloak, but unfortunately it didn't extend in the infrared, so the military just put on their IR goggles and fired some heat-seeker missiles. Things were tense there for a moment, but, of course, they escaped unharmed.

The movie ended on an uplifting note with the alien saying something along the lines that the girl is the first one of many and that the psychic powers are the next step in human evolution, and about to become a lot more common. And, of course, great things to come, etc.

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  • Are we talking live action? CG? Traditional animation? – Harabeck Oct 14 at 16:03
  • Live action. CGI was used for the psychic balls and the cloaking spaceship - and probably other things, but it wasn't central. – Vilx- Oct 14 at 16:05
  • @Otis - Yup, looks like it's the same movie. I just remembered different parts of it. – Vilx- Oct 15 at 22:15
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Probably The Sender (1998).

From this (jaded) review:

The hero's daughter carries a "genetic deviation" (or at least I think that's what I heard) that allows her to merely teleport objects (like in all those Star Trek episodes) from one place or another. One day she'll be able to transport spaceships across entire galaxies this way.

So a shadowy government agency (called "the Company" - the same guys who run the UFO research facility at Roswell in case you were wondering) is out to kidnap her and exploit her abilities. One can understand why - this sort of thing will save NASA billions of dollars!

However, it is never revealed exactly what this agency has in mind for her and why it is BAD thing. And it is a BAD thing - because the entire movie consists of the hero and an alien sidekick's efforts to rescue her. In the end everything is blown up and all the bad guys die. End of story.

The trailer has the alien woman, the green ball, the kidnapping, etc.


Found by searching this site for [story-identification] energy alien movie which returned the solved Old movie about aliens and a family; father briefly abducted.

  • Looks like it. Thanks! – Vilx- Oct 14 at 17:53

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