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Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as Powder struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do extraordinary things.
Publisher: [United States] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1995]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780788816260
Call Number: TEEN DVD F POWD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 20, 2018

This 1995 drama and fantasy film tells the story of a teenager with albinism who was recently released from the basement in which he grew up. He harnesses strange powers and is able to do incredible things, which only frightens his fellow classmates and puts people off. This movie definitely has many science-fiction elements with an emotional background in order to get people to care about the main character while also being impressed by the visuals and the story telling. I did find some scenes within this film to be awkward and unnecessary, while others were a little bit too out there. Nonetheless, I would rate this film 3/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

May 28, 2018

Well done, nicely sentimental fish-out-of-water tale. Some particularly moving moments, especially with Lance Henriksen's character. Exceptional music score by Jerry Goldsmith (the theme of which was later made into a song by Sarah Brightman: 'NO ONE LIKE YOU'). Also a sci-fi element with some very neat visual effects. The usual (minor harsh) language throughout, and very brief (non-sexual) nudity. Overall fine for all but the very youngest kids.

Jan 30, 2014

It does show some of the side of humans that we should all wish could be controlled if not extinguished. A good moral a nd well acted.


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