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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An extraordinary encounter with another human being!
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense, sometimes frightening elements of theme, and for language
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Did You Know?
There was a great deal of consternation among many of the cast and crew when it came to light halfway through production that director Victor Salva
had been convicted for child molestation several years earlier. The main cause of concern was that many of the production members had brought their family to the set. See more
At a park bench we can see Powder's left hand under the table which appears normal, not albino. 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 ...
References The Nature of the Beast
ROLL UP WALTZ
Written by Andrew J. Hall
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