Phenomenon (1996)

Some things in life just can't be explained.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1996-07-05
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 1035 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

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  • John Travolta

    as George Malley
  • Kyra Sedgwick

    as Lace Pennamin
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Nate Pope
  • Robert Duvall

    as Doc
  • Jeffrey DeMunn

    as Professor Ringold
  • Richard Kiley

    as Dr. Wellin
  • David Gallagher

    as Al
  • Ashley Buccille

    as Glory
  • Tony Genaro

    as Tito
  • Sean O'Bryan

    as Banes
  • Michael Milhoan

    as Jimmy
  • Troy Evans

    as Roger
  • Bruce A. Young

    as Jack Hatch
  • Vyto Ruginis

    as Ted Rhome
  • Brent Spiner

    as Dr. Bob
  • Elisabeth Nunziato

    as Ella
  • Ellen Geer

    as Bonnie
  • James Keane

    as Pete the Cop
  • Susan Merson

    as Nurse
  • James Anthony Cotton

    as Cal
  • Justin DiPego

    as UFO Man
  • Mark Soper

    as Reporter
  • Daniel Zacapa

    as Father at Book Fair
  • Cab Covay

    as Book Fair Heckler
  • Tony A. Mattos

    as Ella's Father
  • Mark Valim

    as Alberto
  • Carl D. Parker

    as Man in Orchard
  • Beth Kennedy

    as Female FBI Agent
  • Tom Fridley

    as Male FBI Agent
  • Richard Gross

    as Customer at Malley's
  • Jack Chouchanian

    as MRI Technician
  • Michael Forner

    as Charlie Shipper
  • Sage Callaway

    as Female Officer
  • Jewel Benedict

    as Townsperson
  • Betsy Berryhill

    as Townsperson
  • Mariann V. Carothers

    as Townsperson
  • Claudia Crespin

    as Townsperson
  • Joseph A. Nicosia

    as Townsperson
  • Dan Partain

    as Townsperson
  • Isaac Reiswig

    as Townsperson
  • Charlie

    as Attila
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Sound Mark A. Mangini Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Phedon Papamichael Director of Photography
Camera Wally Pfister Camera Operator
Art Jay Hart Set Decoration
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Art Bruce Alan Miller Art Direction
Production Debra James Production Coordinator
Directing Jon Turteltaub Director
Editing Bruce Green Editor
Production Jonathan D. Krane Executive Producer
Crew Erik Stabenau Stunts
Production Charles Newirth Executive Producer
Production Charles Newirth Unit Production Manager
Production Michael Taylor Producer
Directing Geoffrey Hansen First Assistant Director
Editing David Rennie Associate Editor
Art Robin L. Miller Property Master
Visual Effects Ken Ralston Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Martin A. Kline Visual Effects Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Betsy Cox Costume Design
Writing Gerald Di Pego Screenplay
Production Allegra Clegg Production Supervisor
Production Barbara Boyle Producer
Sound Matt Adler ADR & Dubbing
Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator
Art Garreth Stover Production Design
Art Chris Cornwell Assistant Art Director
Crew David Blitstein Special Effects Coordinator
Directing George Bamber Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Michelle Bühler Makeup Artist
Sound Julia Evershade Sound Editor
Crew Jeff Cadiente Stunt Coordinator
Crew Mark Riccardi Stunts
Lighting Ian Kincaid Gaffer
Production Renee Rousselot Casting
Sound Ron Judkins Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Hallie D'Amore Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Kimberly Guenther Durkin Costume Supervisor
Art Gary Deaton Construction Coordinator
Sound Michael Herbick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Alicia Accardo Script Supervisor
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Zade Rosenthal Still Photographer
Crew Jody Rogers Visual Effects Editor
Sound Howell Gibbens Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Fríða Aradóttir Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Susan V. Kalinowski Hairstylist
Crew Rod M. Janusch Special Effects
Sound Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor
Sound Jeena M. Phelps Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Robert Gray Key Grip
Production Liz Matthews Location Manager
Editing Tzarina V. Edillon Assistant Editor
Crew David Cadiente Stunts
Crew Anita Hart Stunts
Editing Mark V. Phillips Assistant Editor
Production Michele Juskowitz Casting Associate
Visual Effects Mageara Cameron Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Aileen Timmers Visual Effects Producer