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>
Pure energy has a name
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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?
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
When Powder gets his first kiss with Lindsey, you see her standing when her father is coming towards them, but then in the next shot she's still sitting and just about to get up. See more
Deputy Harley Duncan
I'm just saying that that's more than albino, Doug. That is spooky.
Sheriff Doug Barnum
I never thought we'd find a man too white for you there Harley.
ROLL UP WALTZ
Written by Andrew J. Hall
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