History Film / Powder

23rd Jun '17 12:15:58 PM LadyYuki
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%%* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence

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%%* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:At the end of the film, Powder vanishes after running into a field and being struck by lightning. Doug theorizes that he transcended the mundane world and turned into pure energy.]]



* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}} who really, more than anything, resents Powder doing that to him.]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}} who really, more than anything, resents hates Powder doing even more for having done that to him.]]



* JerkassHasAPoint: Haley mentioned briefly about a medical report that claimed Powder's grandfather was electrocuted. Barnum scoffs it off. However seeing his powers lead us to believe that he may have either accidentally or intentionally killed his grandfather. [[spoiler: Seeing what he did do John though implied he may have tried using the same technique to try to revive his grandfather.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Haley Harley mentioned briefly about a medical report that claimed Powder's grandfather was electrocuted. Barnum scoffs it off. However seeing his powers lead us to believe that he may have either accidentally or intentionally killed his grandfather. [[spoiler: Seeing what he did do John though It's implied he may have that Powder tried using the same technique to try use his powers to revive his grandfather.grandfather, the same way he saves John later in the film.]]



* TeensAreMonsters: John especially, although he's revealed to be like this because [[spoiler: his step-father abused him. It's although implied he's possibly redeemed after Jeremy restarts his heart.]]

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* RaisedByGrandparents: As soon as he was born, Powder was sent to live with his grandparents because his father [[IHaveNoSon wanted nothing to do with him.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: John especially, although he's revealed to be like this because [[spoiler: his step-father abused him. It's although implied he's possibly redeemed he became a better person after Jeremy restarts his heart.]]
29th Jan '16 10:39:58 PM ChiliConQueso
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* HoYay: Pretty much every scene that Jeff Goldblum's character shares with Powder.
29th Jan '16 10:39:30 PM ChiliConQueso
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* DawsonCasting: The then 29-year-old Sean Patrick Flanery playing a teenage boy.



* FantasticRacism: Suggested to be a conventional racist, Officer Harley's reaction to first seeing Powder leads to this.

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* FantasticRacism: Suggested FantasticRacism:
**If the characters depicted are any indication, it would seem that the country's worst bigots have all been dumped into this small town. You can count on one hand the characters who aren't openly hostile.
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to be a conventional racist, Officer Harley's reaction to first seeing Powder leads to this.


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* HoYay: Pretty much every scene that Jeff Goldblum's character shares with Powder.
21st Oct '15 6:21:44 PM nombretomado
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This film was directed by Victor Salva, who was guilty of molesting a 12-year-old child actor in 1988. Salva's victim would eventually come forward to get others to attempt to boycott the film, a possible reason for its disappointing box office revenues (US$31 million) The controversy and low return is probably why {{Disney}}--owner of the film's release label HollywoodPictures--has never re-hired Salva since.

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This film was directed by Victor Salva, who was guilty of molesting a 12-year-old child actor in 1988. Salva's victim would eventually come forward to get others to attempt to boycott the film, a possible reason for its disappointing box office revenues (US$31 million) The controversy and low return is probably why {{Disney}}--owner Creator/{{Disney}}--owner of the film's release label HollywoodPictures--has never re-hired Salva since.
6th Apr '15 4:13:33 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Powder''''' is a [[TheNineties 1995]] film starring Sean Patrick Flanery as Jeremy "Powder" Reed, a blindingly white, bald albino boy born with supernatural powers. Powder's mother had died during pregnancy and his father had disowned him, so his grandparents cared for him instead, though keeping him in the basement with nothing but books for solace. CPS agents take Powder from his home and to bring Powder into the outside world after his grandfather was discovered dead.

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'''''Powder''''' ''Powder'' is a [[TheNineties 1995]] film starring Sean Patrick Flanery as Jeremy "Powder" Reed, a blindingly white, bald albino boy born with supernatural powers. Powder's mother had died during pregnancy and his father had disowned him, so his grandparents cared for him instead, though keeping him in the basement with nothing but books for solace. CPS agents take Powder from his home and to bring Powder into the outside world after his grandfather was discovered dead.



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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization /MyGodWhatHaveIDone/ VillainousBSOD: Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}} who really, more than anything, resents Powder doing that to him.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization /MyGodWhatHaveIDone/ VillainousBSOD: Officer HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}} who really, more than anything, resents Powder doing that to him.]]



* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]

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* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
29th Jul '14 11:10:14 AM Kitch
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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization /MyGodWhatHaveIDone/ VillainousBSOD: Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}}.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization /MyGodWhatHaveIDone/ VillainousBSOD: Officer Harley after Powder makes him feel the pain of the deer he shot. However, while it causes him to never use a gun again, his appearance at the end of the film shows that he's still a {{Jerkass}}.{{Jerkass}} who really, more than anything, resents Powder doing that to him.]]
14th Jun '14 12:13:01 AM HawktureShorts155
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'''''Powder''''' is a [[TheNineties 1995]] film starring Sean Patrick Flanery as Jeremy "Powder" Reed, an albino boy born with supernatural powers. Powder's mother had died during pregnancy and his father had disowned him, so his grandparents cared for him instead, though keeping him in the basement with nothing but books for solace. CPS agents take Powder from his home and to bring Powder into the outside world after his grandfather was discovered dead.

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'''''Powder''''' is a [[TheNineties 1995]] film starring Sean Patrick Flanery as Jeremy "Powder" Reed, an a blindingly white, bald albino boy born with supernatural powers. Powder's mother had died during pregnancy and his father had disowned him, so his grandparents cared for him instead, though keeping him in the basement with nothing but books for solace. CPS agents take Powder from his home and to bring Powder into the outside world after his grandfather was discovered dead.
21st May '14 5:13:23 PM STFilmmaker
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Haley mentioned briefly about a medical report that claimed Powder's grandfather was electrocuted. Barnum scoffs it off. However seeing his powers lead us to believe that he may have either accidentally or intentionally killed his grandfather. [[spoiler: Seeing what he did do John though implied he may have tried using the same technique to try to revive his grandfather.]]
18th Nov '13 6:50:55 PM ricjac
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This film was directed by Victor Salva, who was guilty of molesting a 12-year-old child actor in 1988. Salva's victim would eventually come forward to get others to attempt to boycott the film, a possible reason for its disappointing box office revenues (US$31 million) The controversy and low return is probably why Disney--owner of the film's production company ''Hollywood Pictures''--has never re-hired Salva since.

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This film was directed by Victor Salva, who was guilty of molesting a 12-year-old child actor in 1988. Salva's victim would eventually come forward to get others to attempt to boycott the film, a possible reason for its disappointing box office revenues (US$31 million) The controversy and low return is probably why Disney--owner {{Disney}}--owner of the film's production company ''Hollywood Pictures''--has release label HollywoodPictures--has never re-hired Salva since.
30th Jul '13 3:36:32 PM mlsmithca
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* Creator/JeffGoldblum: As quirky physics teacher Donald Ripley.
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