The Phantom Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Phantom the Movie

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Based on the Lee Falk comic created in 1936. Deep in the Bengalla jungle, a mysterious costumed figure honors a 400-year-old legacy by fighting piracy, greed, and cruelty. With the help of a beautiful newspaper heiress (Swanson), the latest guardian (Zane) must keep an American industrialist (Williams) and a secret brotherhood of pirates from finding three sacred skulls that contain the power to dominate the world. Old-fashioned swashbuckling story is helped along by Zane's enthusiastic portrayal of the stalwart hero. Action set pieces, while done more dynamically elsewhere, are fun and exciting. Older kids (read: teenagers) may find the proceedings a bit hokey, but everyone seems to be having a good time.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Jungle Stories, Swashbucklers, Eyeballs!, Airborne, Super Heroes, New York, New York, Adapted from Comics, Pirates
Jeffrey Boam
Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Jon Tenney, Patrick McGoohan, Samantha Eggar, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robert Coleby, David Proval
David Burr
Simon Wincer
David Newman
Jr. Alan Ladd, Robert Evans, Paramount Pictures

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