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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.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writer:

Victor Salva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Steenburgen ... Jessie Caldwell
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Jeremy 'Powder' Reed
Lance Henriksen ... Sheriff Doug Barnum
Jeff Goldblum ... Donald Ripley
Brandon Smith ... Deputy Harley Duncan
Bradford Tatum ... John Box
Susan Tyrrell ... Maxine
Missy Crider ... Lindsey Kelloway
Ray Wise ... Dr. Aaron Stripler
Esteban Powell ... Mitch
Reed Frerichs ... Skye
Chad Cox ... Zane
Joe Marchman Joe Marchman ... Brennan
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Greg Reed (as Phillip Maurice Hayes)
Danette McMahon Danette McMahon ... 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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An extraordinary encounter with another human being! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense, sometimes frightening elements of theme, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пудра See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,862,146
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At a park bench we can see Powder's left hand under the table which appears normal, not albino. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Harley Duncan: I'm just saying that that's more than albino, Doug. That is spooky.
Sheriff Doug Barnum: I never thought we'd find a man too white for you there Harley.
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Connections

Referenced in Veep: Omaha (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

PUPPET MARCH
Written by Eric Gemsa
Courtesy of Audio Action
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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 fmfeverSee 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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