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Phenomenon [1996] (1 disc)

Director:Jon Turteltaub
Writer:Gerald Di Pego
Composer:Thomas Newman
Length:123 minutes
(2 hours 3 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Drama
Sorting Tub:Golf
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:53%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A man sees a strange light in the sky and soon begins to exibit amazing abilities.

Reaction: This is a good movie that explores the possibilities of the human condition.

Personal Rating: 8/10

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Jon Turteltaub => Director
Gerald Di Pego => Writer
Thomas Newman => Composer
Ashley Buccille => Glory Pennamin
Brent Spiner => Dr. Bob Niedorf
Bruce A. Young => FBI Agent Jack Hatch (as Bruce Young)
David Gallagher => Al Pennamin
Ellen Geer => Bonnie
Forest Whitaker => Nate Pope
Jeffrey DeMunn => Prof. John Ringold
John Travolta => George Malley
Justin DiPego => UFO Man
Kyra Sedgwick => Lace Pennamin
Richard Kiley => Dr. Wellin
Robert Duvall => Doc Brunder
Tony Genaro => Tito

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Nate Pope (Forest Whitaker) is an Amateur Radio operator with the call sign WB6QLF. QLF is amateur shorthand for "I am sending with my left foot", a reference to someone whose Morse Code sending skill is very bad. This is normally sent as a question "QLF?" meaning "Are you sending with your left foot?" to an operator who is very difficult to understand in Morse.