Synopsis: John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town. After celebrating his birthday with friends at the local bar/hang-out, George heads for home. He pauses to watch a strange light in the sky, then collapses for a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. In the days and weeks that follow, George finds his IQ and consciousness expanding dramatically, and develops telekinetic abilities. Despite his attempts to explain what has happened to him, with just a very few exceptions, most of the local townspeople treat the "new" George as a freak. His state of isolation becomes even more pronounced when his new-found abilities allow him to correctly predict an earthquake, and outside authorities become interested in what's happened to him.
Director(s): Jon Turteltaub
Production: Disney
  7 wins & 8 nominations.
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123 min

Attila! Where are you, boy?

Did you get that rabbit?

Did ya? l bet you did.

My mighty hunter.

You vicious killer.

That's my dog.

That's my beast.

Come on. Gimme a kiss.

Wait a minute.

Wait a damn minute.


And you call yourself security?

Don't change the subject.

Love child

Love child

Hey, George.

Born of poverty

You gonna just stand there,

or you gonna help me with these boxes?

Now whattaya

got me carryin', huh?

l got a deal on solar panels

and batteries.

Well, l told you l wasn't doing

any more improvements on the house.

l'm sellin' this place someday.

Yeah, right.

But l see you improved

the garden anyway.

Yeah, and that goddam rabbit

still got in there.

l told you. He went

under your fence, George.

- He did not.

- He did too.

Look, l put that fence a foot

and a half underneath the ground.

Well, it's a mystery, George.

Anyway, this solar outfit...

is gonna save you money,

and it's free.

So, happy birthday.

Thanks, Nate. Thank you.

Who's gonna

put it together? Huh?

Not me.

lt comes with a manual

in three different languages.

- Forget it.

- Look, if it's a car, l can fix it.

lt's in the garden,

l probably can grow it, but--

This is way out

of my neighbourhood.

Hey, you, uh,

you bringin' a date tonight?

No. You?

Well, l'm thinkin'

of askin' somebody.

When? Today?

You don't give 'em

much notice, do ya?

Well, you even

ask anybody? Huh?

Always ask Diana Ross,

but she never says yes to me.

- See ya.

- See ya later.

But you're never, ever

gonna return

To ease the fire

that within me burns

lt keeps me cryin', baby,

for you

Keeps me sighin', baby, for you

So won't you hurry

Come on, boy, see about me

- Come see about me

- Hey, Bill!

See about your baby

Come see about me

Hey, George. George!

l forgot to tell you, man.

Hold on. Hold on.

Doctor called.

Banes, will you

let me figure it out?

At 10-- At 10:
00. At 10:00.

He want you que vayas

a su ventana at 10:00.

- He wants you to look at his window.

- Oh, man!

How ya doin', Lace?

You look great.

Yeah. How are

the chairs sellin'?

l got one left.

l need four more.

Wow. lt's going a lot better

than l expected.

Yeah, well, you know,

people sit down a lot around here.


- Here, l can get these.

- No, l got it. Thanks.


l'll help ya.

Hey, uh, Lace-- There's a-- There's

a party tonight at the Elkhorn Bar.

Why do they call it that?

There's no elk around here.

Well, l don't know. They've just

always called it the Elkhorn.

Why? They got some poor

elk's horn hanging over the bar?

l don't think so.

Anyway, it's

my birthday today, and...

there's a party tonight

at the Elkhorn.

- l said that, didn't l?

- Yep.


- Oh! l gotta look up here at 10:00.

- Why?

Well, that's Doc Brunder's office.

Have you met him yet?

- No. What does he want?

- l don't know.

So, uh, hey, uh, you think, you think,

you could come to the party tonight?

No, l don't like to leave

my kids home alone at night.

- Well, l, l know a good

baby-sitter. Tito's wife.

- l just live really far out.

- You know, it's just really--

- You know Tito. Tito! Tito!

Hey, George.

Hey, that's nice.

Oh, God.

- So, that's the doctor, huh?

- Yep, that's the doctor.

Crazy doc.

- Would you please come tonight?

- No, not tonight.

ls it me?

No, it's not you.

Well, then l'll keep askin'.

Man, l would love to get

my hands on your carburettor.

l bet you would.

- He say, ''She sock it to ya.''

- Yeah, get back to work, guys.

Ooh, ooh

Baby love, my baby love

l need ya

Oh, how l need ya

- Hey, Nate, Nate!

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Gerald Di Pego

Gerald Di Pego was born in 1941. He is a writer and producer, known for Instinct (1999), Phenomenon (1996) and The Forgotten (2004). He has been married to Christine DiPego since 1992. He was previously married to Janet Kapsin. more…

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