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The Phantom (1996)

The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power.

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Four hundred years ago, a young boy witnessed his father's death during an attack on their ship by the bloodthirsty Sengh Brotherhood. He was washed ashore on Bengalla Island where he swore to devote his life to bring down piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice. He became The Phantom, a masked avenger whose role was passed down for father to son, leading people to believe in an immortal figure called "The Ghost Who Walks". The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York City to prevent a power-hungry businessman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The ghost who walks. The man who cannot die. See more »


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Rated PG for action/adventure violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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7 June 1996 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$197,603 (USA) (19 July 1996)

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$17,300,889 (USA) (30 August 1996)
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Trivia

The Skull is a dominate symbol in The Phantom's life. He lives in the Skull Cave, he wears the Skull Ring, and in the movie, he was trying to find three Skulls. If you look closely at his costume, you will even see a skull design on it. See more »

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After the Phantom escapes from the truck hanging from the rope bridge over a gorge, it falls into the gorge and explodes. The explosion occurs just before the truck hits the water. See more »

Quotes

Diana Palmer: Before I go... take off your mask? Let me see your face... Kit.
The Phantom: You know, I'm not really permitted to reveal all of my secrets, Diana.
Diana Palmer: You're not?
The Phantom: Actually, I am. That's only to one person.
Diana Palmer: Who's that?
The Phantom: The woman I intend to marry.
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A Wonderful Pulp Adventure
2 June 1999 | by (Cincinnati, OH.) – See all my reviews

Though taken, almost literally, from the comic strip, this wonderful film comes across more as a pulp magazine adventure, a delightful period piece with a noble hero, spunky heroine, great primary and secondary villains, and some breathtaking stunts and location shots. Treat Williams makes a marvelous villain, and James Remar, an underrated actor, plays his henchman, an Indiana Jones gone wrong. Catherine Zeta-Jones is the villainess, and Billy Zane seems to have been born to play The Phantom. Nice cameos by Patrick McGoohan and a New York cabbie. I said it once, but it's worth repeating: fabulous stunts. Well directed, well paced, a triumph of adventure film-making.


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