Phenomenon Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Phenomenon the Movie

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3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Average small town schmoe George Malley (Travolta) is turned into a genius when he's struck by a bright light on his 37th birthday. This development brings him to the attention of the scientific community and, of course, the military. The locals scorn him, thus fulfilling the Hollywood stereotype of rural folks fearing anything they don't understand. Good-natured weeper plays the Gump card (but turns too paranoid) and wins as Travolta gets to be the nice guy, while attractive Sedgwick is fine as romantic interest Lace.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

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Unexplained Phenomena, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Bar & Grill, Books & Bookstores, Doctors & Nurses, Earthquakes, Rabbits
Gerald Di Pego
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Richard Kiley, Brent Spiner
Phedon Papamichael
Jon Turteltaub
Thomas Newman
Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor, Charles Newirth, Jonathan D. Krane, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

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