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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jessie Caldwell
... Jeremy 'Powder' Reed
... Sheriff Doug Barnum
... Donald Ripley
... Deputy Harley Duncan
... John Box
... Maxine
... Lindsey Kelloway
... Dr. Aaron Stripler
... Mitch
... Skye
... Zane
Joe Marchman ... Brennan
... Greg Reed (as Phillip Maurice Hayes)
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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Rated PG-13 for intense, sometimes frightening elements of theme, and for language | See all certifications »

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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,862,146
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Composers John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith both showed interest in scoring Powder. Williams demanded to see the cut first before he decides to do it. This was not possible due to the very tight schedule between finishing the film and releasing. So Goldsmith finally got the nod. Director Salva stated he is a big fan of Goldsmith's work, especially his film music from the 60's, but they both differed in what the film needed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Powder: She didn't go some place... your wife. I felt her go. Not away, just out... everywhere.
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Connections

Remade as Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone... (2006) See more »

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PUPPET MARCH
Written by Eric Gemsa
Courtesy of Audio Action
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A "Best of All Times"
20 February 2004 | by See 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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