Powder Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Powder the Movie

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An electromagnetic albino with an I.Q. off the charts is discovered living in his grandparents' cellar and brought to live in a school for troubled teens. Despite harrassment from the crude locals, Powder (Flanery) manages to exude compassion and electricity all over the place with the help of sensitive school director Steenbergen and wacky science teacher Goldblum. Hyper-sentimentality, convoluted and contradictory writing, absurd messianic overtones, and a cop-out climax barely scratch the surface of film's problems. Revelations of Salva's criminal conviction for child molestation cast some scenes in a disturbing light and caused major headaches for Disney's publicity department.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Dedicated Teachers, Gifted Children, Kindness of Strangers, Physical Problems, School Daze, Teen Angst, Childhood Visions, Grandparents
Victor Salva
Sean Patrick Flanery, Mary Steenburgen, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum, Brandon Smith, Bradford Tatum, Susan Tyrrell, Missy (Melissa) Crider, Ray Wise, Esteban Louis Powell
Jerzy Zielinski
Victor Salva
Jerry Goldsmith
Roger Birnbaum, Daniel Grodnik, Riley Kathryn Ellis, Robert Snukal, Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures, Buena Vista

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