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
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In 1997, two years after the release of the movie, British soprano Sarah Brightman recorded the song 'No One Like You' with the London Symphony Orchestra for her album 'Timeless' (for European market) 'Time To Say Goodbye' (for global market). Inspired by the character of Jeremy Reed, the lyrics were written by David Zippel on the main theme composed by Jerry Goldsmith. See more »
In the final confrontation with John, the button on his jeans are magnetically drawn to Jeremy, but the identical buttons on his denim jacket are somehow unaffected. See more »
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Written by Andrew J. Hall
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Simple story, but a powerful emotive film
If someone explained the plot of Powder to me, I would assume it was some sappy, simple, over emotional clap trap, from someone like Spielberg. Yet when I actually saw the film, I found it to be deep, intelligent and very moving.
There are some things wrong with the film, a number of the characters are stereotypes and some parts of the plot are a little unexpected. If you ignore these simple problems, the quality of the direction and acting shine through, to provide an excellent film.
I very rarely say this, but I think, Sean Patrick Flanery's performance is one the most remarkable I have ever seen. Tender and awkward, without looking false.
Overall an excellent film, but maybe for the more mature viewer.
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