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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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Dr. Aaron Stripler
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Mitch
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Zane
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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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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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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,862,146
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1.85 : 1
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At the end of the film when the Sheriff and Deputy Duncan are at the farm to take Jeremy back, Deputy Duncan's holster is empty. He is no longer carrying his gun. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Lindsey Kelloway: What are people like, on the inside?
Powder: Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate, separated from everything.
Linsey: And?
Powder: And they're not. They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
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ROLL UP WALTZ
Written by Andrew J. Hall
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Simple story, but a powerful emotive film
27 August 2002 | by 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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