Generation X (film)

Generation X
Directed by Jack Sholder
Produced by David Roessell
Written by Eric Blakeney
Based on Generation X
by Scott Lobdell
Chris Bachalo
Starring Matt Frewer
Finola Hughes
Cinematography Bryan England
Edited by Michael Schweitzer
Distributed by Fox Television[1]
Release dates
  • February 20, 1996 (1996-02-20)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Generation X is a made-for-TV film directed by Jack Sholder, which aired on FOX on February 20, 1996. It is based on the Marvel Comics comic-book series Generation X, a spin-off of the X-Men franchise. It was produced by New World Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment.[2][3][4]


Emma Frost (Finola Hughes) and Banshee (Jeremy Ratchford) are the headmasters of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. They recruit Jubilee (Heather McComb) and Skin (Agustin Rodriguez), and introduce them to their fellow students; M (Amarilis), Mondo (Bumper Robinson), Buff (Suzanne Davis) and Refrax (Randall Slavin). The students are learning to cope with their mutant powers, and come into conflict with the "townies" who mock the students. Emma Frost worked previously with a mad scientist named Russel Tresh who felt that he could extract part of mutant's brains to develop psychic powers, and Russel is back and wants to use Skin's brain in his experiments.


Production notes

Movie prologue

The following is a prologue quote that appeared at the beginning of the movie, which was later emulated in the X-Men theatrical films with similar defining quotes on mutation and evolution, respectively, albeit in voice-over rather than on-screen text:

Mutation: n. 1. The act of being altered or changed. 2. The illegal genetic condition [US Statute 5504178], first apparent in puberty, caused by the X factor located in the pineal gland of the brain.


The mansion used for the Xavier Institute is Hatley Castle, which was also used as Xavier's school in the films X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand. It also served as the Luthor family mansion on the television series, Smallville, and as the Queen family mansion in early seasons of the television series Arrow.

Team members

Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee was not portrayed as a character of Asian descent, despite the X-Men comics and broadcast series have always portrayed her as Chinese American.[5] Two new characters, Buff and Refrax, were created for the movie to replace the characters Husk and Chamber from the comics, whose flashy powers would have been too expensive to produce on the film's budget.

Different versions

The British version and the United States version contain slight differences:


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