Amateur reviewers were more impressed with Phenomenon than critics were. Synopsis John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town. Travaolta is a bit of a simpleton to start with and on his birthday bash goes outside for some air,only to witness something strange in the skies and is then knocked to the ground!! I watched this as a child and watched again with my children and they loved it as much as I did. This film I think was under estimated when it first came out. George tries to use his new intelligence. George escapes from the hospital and returns home.
It's about change, acceptance and love, and it rounds thosethree bases very nicely, even if it never quite gets to home. With this new knowledge, George decides to spend his time with girlfriend Lace Kyra Sedgwick. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. It might have pushedthe edges of its story a little harder, and found out things that would be morechallenging, or threatening, to George and the world he lives in. Doc notices something is amiss when George quickly achieves a checkmate in their chess game. Not long after, the film's hero walks out under the stars and isstartled to see some kind of a weird white light, which zaps him from theheavens. But that's notwhat it's about.
Overall, cinema-goers prefer the movie, giving it an average score of 73%, compared to film critics, who gave it a lower average score of 50%. If wholesome and positive films with inspiring messages about human values that leave you going out feeling sad but uplifted are your cup of tea, then you will love Phenomenon. During this time of upheaval the townsfolk become wary, but George finds support from Doc, Nate and from a growing relationship with a single mother, Lace, and her children, Al and Glory. George awakens in a hospital. When Doc is called to aid a sick Portuguese man, George learns the language in minutes and helps translate.
He goes to the county fair to ease fear with a demonstration of his powers, but the crowd goes into a frenzy, demanding his attention and his perceived healing powers. Do not link directly to any of the images on this site - please upload them to your own webspace, on the understanding that yours is also a non-commercial site. His new abilities begin to alienate him from his friends, but aid his courtship of Lace. This is not the George people know. Unfortunately, the film is also intellectually barren. All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server.
Not needing sleep, he spends each night reading multiple books. In the same year the film was nominated for a. The following days he becomes very intellegent and puts the intellegence to good use in his community. I am not a massive fan of John but this film is really worth watching as the subject is a little different and its not a normal love story, even my boyfriend liked it. Plot While celebrating his 37th birthday, mechanic George Malley steps out of a bar and is hit by a mysterious white light from the sky. John Travolta really does play a good character and it shows he does have some acting skills other than dancing. Phenomenon 1996 John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town.
A whopping wrong turn throws this lightweight, benign-looking movie terminally off course. George is knocked to the ground, where he again sees the balls of light, before losing consciousness. Lace visits him to provide a shave and a haircut. He then starts to get intelligence that is beyond himself and the local dr Robert Duvall in a really sympathetic lovable role cannot understand why his friend is beating him at chess now?. He becomes a genius, even showing an ability to move objects with his mind.
Full of romance, humour and emotion this film has a special place in my heart. He spends time with Nate, then goes to Lace's to spend time with her and her children. Director Jon Turteltaub had previously made lightweight mainstream films such as 3 Ninjas 1992 , Cool Runnings 1993 and While You Were Sleeping 1995. It has a fine cast, including good performances from John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick and Robert Duvall. Soon after, George finds remarkable potentials within himself — he can read two or three books a day, has ideas for new inventions, can decode coded Air Force transmissions in his head and is able to predict earthquakes and levitate objects by the power of his mind.
All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. He's able to learn a foreignlanguage by riffling through a textbook. He pauses to watch a strange light in the sky, then collapses for a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. He starts taking out six books a day from the local library andfiguring out things that had previously been beyond him. The government also wants to get their hands on it to put it to other uses.