Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1995. Caravan Pictures, Daniel Grodnik Productions, Hollywood Pictures, Itasca Pictures. Screenplay by Victor Salva. Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski. Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Daniel Grodnik. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski. Costume Design by Betsy Cox. Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill.
Professor Jeff Goldblum discovers a family with a secret: a young, hairless teenager (Sean Patrick Flanery) with extremely white skin, advanced intelligence and strange abilities to affect the physical world around him, thanks to his mother having been struck by lightning while still pregnant with him. Typical stranger-in-a-strange-world story, full of more cheesy moments than actually moving ones and starring an inaccessible lead character that you never really get to know and you’re never encouraged to learn anything about. Good cast, but nothing exciting.