John Travolta stars in this touching story about a small-town man who goes outside one night and sees a bright light come out at him from the sky that knocks him down. From then on, Travolta develops an inhuman amount of intelligence (he was able to learn the Portuguese language in approximately 20 minutes) and he develops telekinetic powers. His town pretty soon rejects Travolta as a human being and regards him as a freak and the woman he admires still is avoiding him. It's too slow and overlong for this to be an excellent film and Travolta's acting could have been more believable.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, David Gallagher, Ashley Buccile, Tony Genaro, Sean O'Bryan, Bruce Young, Michael Milhoan, Vyto Ruginis

Directed by:

Jackie Chan


1996 romance/drama

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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