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PG| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
On his birthday, mechanic George Malley (John Travolta) sees a flash of light and proceeds to exhibit extraordinary mental abilities. He becomes a genius, even showing an ability to move objects with his mind. George wishes to help people, but the government wants to take him in for observation. Soon, George finds out from Dr. Brunder (Robert Duvall) that he has a massive brain tumor. With this new knowledge, George decides to spend his time with girlfriend Lace (Kyra Sedgwick).

Cast: John Travolta , Kyra Sedgwick , Forest Whitaker , Jeffrey DeMunn , Robert Duvall , Richard Kiley , Brent Spiner , Vyto Ruginis

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Phenomenon (1996)

Release Date: July 3rd, 1996|2 hr. 4 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • But this soggy, sentimental tour through a rural dreamworld of salt-of- the-earth versus supercharged intelligence never quite gets deep enough to touch the soul -- or to make sense. show more

  • Phenomenon is a fantasy about super-intelligence that works best if you can switch off your brain. Those who can will reach weepy nirvana. Those who can't will find this sticky-sweet wallow a bit, well, dumb. [03 Jul 1996 Pg.01.D] show more

  • It's about change, acceptance and love, and it rounds those three bases very nicely, even if it never quite gets to home. show more

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  • October 17, 2012 kaypearl804
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    The one movie that gives us hope that maybe one day we can all have that special ability to see true love on this political planet. Love, special feelings portrayed would be so wonderful. Kay Felton

  • May 11, 2012 kookaburra3000
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    My all time favorite John Travolta movie.

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