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

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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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After the deer is shot by the hunter, within seconds of dying the animals legs appear stiff and suspended in mid-air. Rigamortis does not set in this quickly. The deers limbs should have remained limp. See more »

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Donald Ripley: It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
Powder: Albert Einstein.
Donald Ripley: When I look at you, I have hope that maybe one day our humanity will surpass our technology.
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Multi-layered film that benefits from repeat viewings
6 October 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seems the camp is split on those who love this film and those who loathe it. As for me it moved me to tears, and there's very few films that have done that.

For those of you who didn't like it I would say this - give it ten or fifteen years then watch it again. Lance Henriksen gives his finest performance yet, the scenes with his "wife" just have so much resonance that only those who have lived a full life could truly grasp its emotional complexities .

All I can say is I found it a life-affirming experience.


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