The Phantom

The Phantom

Simon Wincer (1996)

96min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The equivalent of watching ten episodes of a Saturday matinée serial rolled into one Die Hard package, director Simon Wincer's pleasure cruise through the comic-book pages of Phantom creator Lee Falk's masked avenger story is a retro fantasy adventure. Billy Zane plays the orphaned jungle "ghost" trying to stop master criminal Treat Williams unlocking the magical powers of three legendary skulls. A glamorous cocktail of lost kingdoms, supernatural excitement and flashy special effects, Wincer's gently self-mocking tone makes this pulp-fiction treasure a slice of exotic escapism.

Summary

A jungle-dwelling masked adventurer leaves his African home for New York in a bid to stop the power-crazed schemes of an evil industrialist. The tycoon is on the hunt for three legendary magical skulls, which can be combined to form the ultimate weapon. Superhero adventure, starring Billy Zane, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Treat Williams and Patrick McGoohan.

Cast & Crew

Kit Walker/The Phantom Billy Zane
Sala Catherine Zeta-Jones
Xander Drax Treat Williams
Diana Palmer Kristy Swanson
Quill James Remar
The Great Kabai Sengh Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
The Phantom's father Patrick McGoohan
Morgan Casey Siemaszko
Director Simon Wincer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for violenceAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama