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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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Pure energy has a name 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

The film was remade by Bollywood under the title of Alag (2006). See more »

Goofs

The main character is supposed to be completely hairless all over his entire body, yet he has very thick eyelashes. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Doug Barnum: We've got something out here nobody's gonna believe.
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Connections

Referenced in Snatched (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

PUPPET MARCH
Written by Eric Gemsa
Courtesy of Audio Action
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A "Best of All Times"
20 February 2004 | by MidnightSee all my reviews

I honestly can't understand why some people disliked, or even hated this movie. I absolutely adore this movie. I think the acting is great (but then I again, I happen to love both Jeff Goldbloom and Lance Henrickson), and I also feel that Sean Patrick Flanery put on an awesome performance. This movie resonates with anyone who was the underdog in school, as I, and many were when they were young. The story is touching, emotional, and liberating. I don't think I've ever watched this once without crying. Add to that the spectactular soundtrack (which some movie-watchers often overlook), and this movie is right up there on my own "Best of All Times" list. If you haven't seen this, I only ask that you ignore the negative comments until you've had the chance to watch it yourself and make up your own mind... you might be pleasantly surprised.


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