Phenomenon


1h 57m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Everybody in the small town of Harmon knows George Malley as a nice guy, a good auto mechanic, and a dependable friend. But on his 37th birthday George begins to change. As a result of an extraordinary occurrence, George's seemingly unremarkable life takes a mystifying and wonderous turn. George has a sudden insatiable appetite for learning, and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. Suspicious about the new-found power of George's mind, and apprehensive of the riddle he has become, George's life-long friends begin to turn away from him. But with the love and support of the cautious, yet caring, Lace, George is able to see the larger picture of his place in the scheme of things, and to trust the remarkable path of his life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fenomen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Gary Dowlin
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Petaluma, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Bodega, California, USA; Auburn, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Everybody in the small town of Harmon knows George Malley as a nice guy, a good auto mechanic, and a dependable friend. But on his 37th birthday George begins to change. As a result of an extraordinary occurrence, George's seemingly unremarkable life takes a mystifying and wonderous turn. George has a sudden insatiable appetite for learning, and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. Suspicious about the new-found power of George's mind, and apprehensive of the riddle he has become, George's life-long friends begin to turn away from him. But with the love and support of the cautious, yet caring, Lace, George is able to see the larger picture of his place in the scheme of things, and to trust the remarkable path of his life.

Crew

Alicia Accardo

Script Supervisor

Matt Adler

Adr

Michael Alexander

Animal Trainer

Theron Alford

Editor

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Audie Aragon

Dolly Grip

George Bamber

Assistant Director

Charles Bazaldua

Adr

Dale Becker

Production Assistant

David Behle

Other

Tiger Bela

Assistant

Nikki Bell

Production Assistant

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

John Beverley

Assistant

David Blitstein

Special Effects Coordinator

Christine Bloomingdale

Other

Beau Bonneau

Casting

Barbara Boyle

Producer

Paul Boyle

Production Assistant

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Michelle Buhler

Makeup

David Cadiente

Stunts

Jeff Cadiente

Stunt Coordinator

Mageara Cameron

Effects Coordinator

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Don Capoferri

Color Timer

George Cassell

Production Assistant

Jerome Chen

Technical Supervisor

Jack Chouchanian

Grip

Allegra Clegg

Production Supervisor

Chris Cornwell

Assistant Art Director

Betsy Cox

Costume Designer

Sheigh Crabtree

Production Assistant

James P Cullen

Costumes

Hallie D'amore

Makeup Artist

Elaine Davis

Costumes

Heather Davis

Visual Effects

Robert Dawson

Titles

Gary Deaton

Construction Coordinator

Sara B Dee

Assistant

David C Denison

Production Assistant

Michael B Dermer

Production Assistant

Gerald Dipego

Screenplay

Norm Dlugatch

Other

Holly Dorff

Adr

Gary Dowlin

Cable Operator

Tzarina V Edillon

Assistant Editor

Joseph G Emanuele

Electrician

Peter Evangelatos

Craft Service

Julia Evershade

Sound Editor

Richard Fernandez

Set Designer

Efrain Figueroa

Adr

Greg Finley

Adr

Michael Gastaldo

Assistant Property Master

Howell Gibbens

Sound Editor

Dominic Gonzales

Other

Vivian Gosnell

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Gray

Key Grip

Bruce Green

Editor

Sheree Green

Special Thanks To

Khan Griffith

Electrician

Kimberly Guenther

Costume Supervisor

Mark Hadland

Best Boy

Bob Hall

Assistant Camera Operator

Geoffrey D. Hansen

Assistant Director

D J Harder

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Barbara Harris

Adr

Anita Hart

Stunts

Jay R. Hart

Set Decorator

Michael Herbick

Rerecording

Phil Ho

Grip

Bill Hollibaugh

Special Thanks To

Mark Cordell Holmes

Art Department

Ivo Horvat

Conceptual Illustrator

Scott A Howell

Best Boy Grip

Douglas W Hunt

Video Assist/Playback

Robert C Jackson

Boom Operator

Debra James

Production Coordinator

Rod Janusch

Special Effects

Jennifer Jasper

Special Thanks To

Ronald Judkins

Sound Mixer

Michelle Juskowitz

Casting Associate

Susan V Kalinowski

Hair Stylist

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Jack Keller

Other

Michael R Kern

Accounting Assistant

Mara Kerum

Caterer

Ian Kincaid

Gaffer

Martin A Kline

Art Director

David Kramer

Adr

Jonathan D Krane

Executive Producer

Cynthia K Lagerstrom

Electrician

Jennie Marie Latham

Production Assistant

Paul Lazebnik

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gerald R. Lehtola

Art Department Coordinator

Christopher Leone

Camera

Robert J Litt

Rerecording

Kamala Lopez-dawson

Adr

Kimberlee M Lucas

Other

Mark Mangini

Sound Editor

Joel Marrow

Transportation Coordinator

Maria Helena Martins

Adr

Liz Matthews

Location Manager

Robert Mccann

Grip

Lori Mcclellen

Costumes

Donald Mcmillan

Assistant Property Master

Susan Mieras

Assistant

Bruce Alan Miller

Art Director

Robin L Miller

Property Master

Mary Mooney

Assistant

Raquel Morales

Visual Effects

Leslie Morris

Music Contractor

Robert J Morton

Set Production Assistant

Kathleen M Murray

Assistant

Stephanie Murray

Other

Diana Myers

Assistant Location Manager

Thomas G Nead

Rigging Gaffer

Charles J. Newirth

Executive Producer

Charles J. Newirth

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Newman

Music

Thomas Pasatieri

Original Music

Randol Perelman-taylor

Production Assistant

Mike Perry

Animator

Wally Pfister

Camera Operator

Mark V Phillips

Assistant Editor

Jolanta T Piwowarczyk

Accounting Assistant

Spencer Proffer

Music

Ken Ralston

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Randolph

Adr

Dale Raoul

Adr

Noreen Reardon

Adr

David Rennie

Associate Editor

Mark Riccardi

Stunts

John Richards

Music

Jaime Robbie Robertson

Music Producer

Jody Rogers

Editor

Zade Rosenthal

Photography

Renee Rousselot

Casting

Lori Rowbotham

Set Designer

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Dennis Sands

Music

Douglas V R Shellow

Other

Allen Sides

Music

Guy J Snow

Production Assistant

Erik Stabenau

Stunts

Rebecca Stefan

Production Assistant

Cheryl A Stone

Production Accountant

Garreth Stover

Production Designer

Susan Such

Assistant

Terry Sullivan

Electrician

Michael Taylor

Producer

Eric Tignini

Assistant Director

Ailleen Timmers

Visual Effects

Elliot Tyson

Rerecording

Scott Weber

Foley Mixer

Paul Wertheimer

Music

Dwight Williams

Foreman

Tom Winslow

Music

Philip Wood

Other

Ian Wosiski

Effects Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Fenomen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Gary Dowlin
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Petaluma, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Bodega, California, USA; Auburn, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 14, 1997

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1996

John Travolta reportedly received $8 million for this film.

John Travolta reportedly received $8 million for this film.

Began shooting October 9, 1995.

Completed shooting December 22, 1995.

Released in United States on Video January 14, 1997

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1996