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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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Mitch
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Zane
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Brennan
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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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Pure energy has a name 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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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,862,146 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Composers John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith both showed interest in scoring Powder. Williams demanded to see the cut first before he decides to do it. This was not possible due to the very tight schedule between finishing the film and releasing. So Goldsmith finally got the nod. Director Salva stated he is a big fan of Goldsmith's work, especially his film music from the 60's, but they both differed in what the film needed. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in How to Be a Serial Killer (2008) See more »

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ROLL UP WALTZ
Written by Andrew J. Hall
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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The real credit has to go to both Sean Patrick Flanery and Lance Henriksen, they both succeeded in making their characters be both believable and human.
15 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I first heard of this film, my first reaction was "wouldn't watch it if you paid me", the reason for this was Mary Steenburgen that woman plays the same character in every movie, although I have to say she was good in this, but the real credit has to go to both Sean Patrick Flanery and Lance Henriksen, they both succeeded in making their characters be both believable and human. Everyone should watch this film at least once, it's sweet without being nauseating and for once America hasn't ruined it by putting on a "they all fell in love, got married, popped rugrats and everyone lived happily ever after" ending.


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