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Phenomenon (1996)

A strange light in the sky gives small-town mechanic George Malley (John Travolta) paranormal powers in this feel-good sci-fi fable from director Jon Turteltaub.

As scientists attempt to evaluate his sudden escalation to genius, Travolta battles against an obvious script to focus all his energies on wooing divorced single mother Kyra Sedgwick.

Hidden among the waves of sentiment are some genuinely funny moments, but, for all its well-meaning tear-jerking, this tribute to human potential is less than phenomenal.

George Malley
John Travolta
Lace Pennamin
Kyra Sedgwick
Nate Pope
Forest Whitaker
Robert Duvall
David Gallagher
Ashley Buccille
Tony Genaro
Sean O’Bryan
Dr Bob Niedorf
Brent Spiner

Jon Turteltaub