When sheriff Barnum investigates the death of an elderly rural resident, he discovers a teenage grandson living in the basement. Raised by his grandparents, he has experienced the world only through books, never leaving the family farm. He is sent to a state home for boys where he has trouble fitting in socially. His odd appearance and unusual abilities cause the small town residents to fear and ridicule him. However, not all are afraid. Some begin to view his potential and gifts with wonderment. Written by
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Composers John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith both showed interest in scoring Powder. Williams demanded to see the cut first before he decides to do it. This was not possible due to the very tight schedule between finishing the film and releasing. So Goldsmith finally got the nod. Director Salva stated he is a big fan of Goldsmith's work, especially his film music from the 60's, but they both differed in what the film needed. See more »
In the very first scene, the ambulance has a headlight out on the driver's side as the vehicle is driving towards you. When the scene shifts to the ambulance pulling up in front of the hospital, the headlight is out on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See more »
It's hard to believe that, all of that.
It's because you have this spot that you can't see past. My grams and gramps had it, the spot where they were taught they were disconnected from everything.
So that's what they'd see if they could? That they're connected?
And how beautiful they really are. And that there's no need to hide, or lie. And that it's possible to talk to someone without any lies, with no sarcasms, no deceptions, no exaggerations or any of the things that people use to confuse ...
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If someone explained the plot of Powder to me, I would assume it was some sappy, simple, over emotional clap trap, from someone like Spielberg. Yet when I actually saw the film, I found it to be deep, intelligent and very moving.
There are some things wrong with the film, a number of the characters are stereotypes and some parts of the plot are a little unexpected. If you ignore these simple problems, the quality of the direction and acting shine through, to provide an excellent film.
I very rarely say this, but I think, Sean Patrick Flanery's performance is one the most remarkable I have ever seen. Tender and awkward, without looking false.
Overall an excellent film, but maybe for the more mature viewer.
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