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Director Jon Turteltaub followed up the hit While You Were Sleeping 1995 with this fantasy similar to Charly 1968 and a film from the previous year, Powder 1994. John Travolta stars as George Malley, a humble mechanic in a rural California town. On his 37th birthday, George celebrates at a pub with friends Nate Forest Whitaker and Doc Robert Duvall, the local physician. When he steps outside, George observes a bright light in the sky that knocks him briefly unconscious. When he awakens, George has incredible ...
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Overview

Director Jon Turteltaub followed up the hit While You Were Sleeping 1995 with this fantasy similar to Charly 1968 and a film from the previous year, Powder 1994. John Travolta stars as George Malley, a humble mechanic in a rural California town. On his 37th birthday, George celebrates at a pub with friends Nate Forest Whitaker and Doc Robert Duvall, the local physician. When he steps outside, George observes a bright light in the sky that knocks him briefly unconscious. When he awakens, George has incredible intellectual powers. He checks books out of the library in armfuls, becomes an inventor, a psychic, has telekinetic powers, predicts an earthquake, and memorizes Portuguese in minutes. Using his newfound powers, George becomes a hero, but he can't totally win over the spooked townsfolk or the standoffish Lace Kyra Sedgwick, a single mom burned by love once too often. As George's kindness breaks down Lace's reserve and a romance begins, his fame spreads, bringing him to the attention of the FBI and curious university scientists. Similarities between George's powers and the alleged benefits of Travolta's religion, Scientology, led to charges that the film was veiled pro-Scientology propaganda.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2012
  • UPC: 786936824926
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: EspaƱol
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 1,553

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta George Malley
Kyra Sedgwick Lace Pennamin
Forest Whitaker Nate Pope
Jeffrey DeMunn Professor Ringold
Robert Duvall Doc
Daniel Zacapa
Richard Kiley Dr. Wellin
Tony Genaro Tito
Sean O'Bryan Banes
Bruce Young Jack Hatch
Michael Milhoan Jimmy
Vyto Ruginis Ted Rhome
Troy Evans Roger
Ellen Geer Bonnie
James Keane Pete
Susan Merson Marge
James Cotton Cal
Brent Spiner Dr. Niedorf
David Gallagher Al
Jewel Benedict May
Betsy Berryhill Woman at Bar
Ashley Buccille Glory
Sage Callaway Female Officer
Mariann V. Carothers Furniture Store Owner
Jack Chouchanian Technician 1
Cab Covay Taunting Man at Library Fair
Claudia Crespin Woman in Crowd
Justin Dipego Intense Man at Library Fair
Michael Forner Man at Bar
Tom Fridley Agent
Richard Gross Customer at Malley's
Beth Kennedy Celia
Anni Long Major Benz
Tony A. Mattos Ella's Father
Joseph A. Nicosia Man at Bar
Elisabeth Nunziato Ella
Carl Parker Man in Orchard
Dan Partain Man at Bar
Will Prater Helicopter Pilot
Isaac Reiswig Man in Crowd
Mark Soper Reporter
Eric Tignini Agent
Mark Valim Alberto
Technical Credits
Jon Turteltaub Director
David M. Blitstein Special Effects
Barbara Boyle Producer
Jeff Cadiente Stunts
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
Richard Fernandez Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Green Editor
Geoffrey Hansen Asst. Director
Jay R. Hart Set Decoration/Design
Sony Pictures Imageworks Special Effects
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan D. Krane Executive Producer
Bruce A. Miller Art Director
Charles Newarth Executive Producer
Charles James Newirth Executive Producer
Thomas Newman Score Composer, Songwriter
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Gerald Di Pego Screenwriter
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Renee Rousselot Casting
Lori Rowbotham Set Decoration/Design
Garreth Stover Production Designer
Michael Taylor Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Romantic Love

    The cast is very good and the relationships between the star and various town's folk is excellent. A enjoyable story about life and death and how relationships enrich our lives. Don't stand on the sidelines waiting for life to give you a ride. Explore on your own and open yourself to living.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    well done

    exquisitly done in every sense.this movie is worth your time. go travolta!

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