Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Powder (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Powder” is a drama fantasy film released in 1995, directed by Victor Salva. The movie stars Sean Patrick Flanery as Jeremy “Powder” Reed, Mary Steenburgen as Jessie Caldwell, and Jeff Goldblum as Donald Ripley.

The story follows Jeremy “Powder” Reed, a young man with a unique appearance and extraordinary abilities. After being discovered living in seclusion on his grandparents’ farm, Powder is brought into the care of local authorities and taken to a juvenile detention center.

As the staff and inmates at the center interact with Powder, they discover that he possesses special electromagnetic powers, which allow him to manipulate and understand the world in profound ways.

Despite facing prejudice and fear from some people around him, Powder’s empathy, intelligence, and desire to connect with others begin to have a profound impact on those he encounters. As he challenges the prejudices and limitations of the people around him, the film explores themes of acceptance, compassion, and the beauty of human differences.

“Powder” is known for its thought-provoking narrative and the captivating performance of Sean Patrick Flanery in the title role. The film encourages viewers to question their perceptions of others and examine their capacity for empathy and understanding.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics but has been appreciated by audiences who appreciate its emotional depth and philosophical themes.

“Powder” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a unique and thought-provoking drama that explores the human experience and the power of compassion and connection. It remains a touching and contemplative film that challenges its audience to reflect on the way they perceive and interact with those who are different from themselves.

Additional Details


    • Sean Patrick Flanery: Jeremy ‘Powder’ Reed
    • Mary Steenburgen: Jessie Caldwell
    • Lance Henriksen: Sheriff Doug Barnum
    • Jeff Goldblum: Donald Ripley
    • Brandon Smith: Deputy Harley Duncan
    • Bradford Tatum: John Box
    • Susan Tyrrell: Maxine
    • Melissa Lahlitah Crider: Lindsey Kelloway
    • Ray Wise: Dr. Aaron Stripler
    • Esteban Powell: Mitch
    • Reed Frerichs: Skye
    • Chad Cox: Zane
    • Joe Marchman: Brennan
    • Phil Hayes: Greg Reed
    • Danette McMahon: Emma Barnum
    • Barry Berfield: Paramedic #1


  • Director: Victor Salva
  • Producers: Roger Birnbaum and Daniel Grodnik
  • Writer: Victor Salva

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