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Powder (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  27 October 1995 (USA)
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A young bald albino boy with unique powers shakes up the rural community he lives in.

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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 Robert B. Young <youngb@tastemaker.com>

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An extraordinary encounter with another human being! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense, sometimes frightening elements of theme, and for language | See all certifications »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,862,146 (USA)
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During the hospital scene where Ripley confronts the Sheriff about the classroom incident, we hear a voice on the intercom paging "Dr. Tarantini", "Dr. McGreal", "Dr. Cain" and "Dr. Grodnik". Tom Tarantini and Sean Cain are both actors in the film, Mimi N. McGreal is a production assistant, and Daniel Grodnik is the film's producer. See more »

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When the deer is shot Harley claims a clean shot through the heart. When they zoom in on the deer the bullet hole can plainly be seen on the neck where the trachea would be, no where near the chest cavity. See more »

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Donald Ripley: It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
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Simple story, but a powerful emotive film
27 August 2002 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

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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