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A simple, small-town garage mechanic suddenly develops extraordinary intelligence--including telekinetic powers and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge--which affects his lif...Read more
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Phenomenon (VHS, 1997)
John Travolta plays George Maley, a small town mechanic with ordinary skills who thinks that he has seen a bright light in the night sky. It was his birthday, and out of nowhe...Read more
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What did I love about this movie? I loved everything about it. I join together with Hollywood's Favorite Movie! John Travolta as George Malley was extraordinary. He played thi...Read more

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A simple, small-town garage mechanic suddenly develops extraordinary intelligence--including telekinetic powers and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge--which affects his life in unexpected ways. The government wants to investigate him, scientists want to study him, and the townspeople become afraid of him, to the point of ostracism. With the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life.

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  • Number of Tapes: 1
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound
  • UPC: 786936012712

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Genre:Dramas
Format:VHS

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Director:Jon Turteltaub
Leading Role:John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick
eBay Product ID: EPID3259232
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"...This is a good role for Travolta, who has an underlying sweetness and enthusiasm that is well-used here..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (07/03/1996)

"...Travolta gives a sympathetic performance....The grinning, straightforward appeal is still very much there....Sedgwick is classy..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (06/24/1996)

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Phenomenon (VHS, 1997)

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Created: 09/10/12
John Travolta plays George Maley, a small town mechanic with ordinary skills who thinks that he has seen a bright light in the night sky. It was his birthday, and out of nowhere, this bright light flattens him. Thinking that he saw a UFO, everything now seems to come easy to him. He has scientific ideas that are just astounding, and all of a sudden has this thirst for knowledge that leads him to read five or six books a day!

A local woman who has had a rough life and really doesn't want anyone else in her life comes to town. She is one of those wierdo types who makes chairs out of native drift wood or other types of stuff. George falls madly in love with her and just can't seem to live without her. George has a friend Forrest Tucker, who is in love with a black singer, but otherwise is too afraid of women to talk to one. He is George's only real friend and they spend a lot of time together. As time goes by, George gets more and more wierd and people start to become afraid of him because he is now like the smartest person around.

When an immigrant kid gets lost and is sick and presumed dying, George learns the entire Portuguese language in about thirty minutes, and is able to converse with a sick man and find the kid.

As it turns out, George hasn't seen any bright light. He is suffering from the effects of a massive brain tumor that has, while increasing his brain function by triple, is also killing him. This was a pretty good movie. I just wish I liked John Travolta.
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The Movie Title Phenomenon with John Travolta is a Clas

Created: 09/03/09
What did I love about this movie? I loved everything about it. I join together with Hollywood's Favorite Movie! John Travolta as George Malley was extraordinary. He played this part as if he owned the name George Malley. The extraordinary abilities he inherited after a beam of light from an UFO on his 37th Birthday brought this movie over the top with originality at its best.

Why did I buy this movie? The price was right and this movie is a beautiful classic!
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Amazing Movie!!

Created: 16/08/08
I had seen this on cable and loved it but wanted to see it without all the commercials. We ordered it and watched it as soon as it came in. An inspiring movie. It's very funny and so much more. It's my new favorite movie for sure!! I recommend this movie to everyone!
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Phenomenon 1997 pg

Created: 27/02/08
Very good movie to watch with kids. Good story, no nudity or violence. Good acting by all characters.
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exellent movie to add to your collection!

Created: 16/12/09
even tho i like all of travoltas movies this one is very good and very touching. imagin the possibility!
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