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The Phantom (1996)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  7 June 1996 (USA)
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The Phantom, descendent of a line of African heroes, travels to New York to thwart a criminal genius.

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The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman 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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Rated PG for action/adventure violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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AUD 4,601,218 (Australia) (1 November 1996)
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One of The Phantom's trademarks in the comic strip, his striped "underpants", was tried on the movie costume, but reportedly looked too silly to use in the final film. See more »

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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 »

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The Phantom: [as Drax holds out the three skulls at him] I've wanted it all my life. For protection. I never really understood what that meant until right now.
Drax: Ha! What a cheap jungle trick!
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Featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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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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