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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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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$17,300,889 (USA) (30 August 1996)
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The Phantom's father (born 1872, died 1932), had he not been killed seven years earlier, would have been 67 years old in 1939 when the film takes place. Patrick McGoohan, who played the role, was also 67 years old when the film was made. See more »

Goofs

When the Phantom has hijacked the plane after his daring rescue operation, the captors fire bullets at the plane, hitting the wing and causing leaks. However in the shot following it, the wing shows no sign of damage. See more »

Quotes

Xander Drax: All right, what's your name? Why do you want that skull so badly?
The Phantom: Kit Walker.
Xander Drax: Huh, and who is Kit Walker?
The Phantom: I am.
Xander Drax: And what about the skull?
The Phantom: It'd go well with my drapes.
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Referenced in Psych: Psych the Musical (2013) See more »

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Really, it's good fun !
18 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Reminiscent of "The Rocketeer." I wasn't going to see this at first, the comic strip did nothing for me. But the newspaper reviews were quite positive. Billy Zane is enjoyable in the role, and he worked his butt off to get those muscles. That's no fake padding in his suit!! This is a chance to see a pre-"Mask of Zorro" Catherine Zeta-Jones as the bad girl, altho her switch to the good side late in the film is unconvincing. Kristy Swanson is also good fun. I even liked James Remar as Quill - he mostly does TV series now. Beautiful filming locations and a snappy, crisp story line. It's a fun movie - try it & see!


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