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Phenomenon

Release Date: July 3rd, 1996

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).

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • 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

  • 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

  • In a film that offers itself as a Gump-esque moral fable, Phenomenon could serve as a case study of When Smart Films Fail. show more

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