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Powder (1995)

An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.

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John Box
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Maxine
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Lindsey Kelloway
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Greg Reed (as Phillip Maurice Hayes)
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Emma Barnum
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Storyline

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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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Пудра  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,862,146 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At a park bench we can see Powder's left hand under the table which appears normal, not albino. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Caldwell: They said a boy, right?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) See more »

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PUPPET MARCH
Written by Eric Gemsa
Courtesy of Audio Action
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The message is quite clear for all of us........
2 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A story that encapsulates where we as a race are heading for a very bad outcome indeed. As clearly stated in the film by Jeff Goldblum's character, " when technology surpasses humanity". We as a species are in severe danger and crisis over how we perceive what our lives are truly about. We are losing our humanity by advancements in our technology that serve only to relieve us of harnessing our one true purpose that makes us unique within our humanity........Choice. The film also shows that a pure and unique individual is not accepted within those who are already lost of their own humanity. I find myself relating to 'powder' in many ways, albeit minus his physical and other obvious electrical abilities. But I do understand his humanity and choice to make humane decisions that do affect all of us. And his feeling of isolation and not 'fitting in' to his fellow kind. Hopefully one day we can be at a point where our humanity will rise above our technological demands, otherwise we are on a roller-coaster ride to self destruction. Good film,good message.


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