The Phantom

The Phantom

Simon Wincer (1996)

A Certificate


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.


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

The Phantom / Kit Walker Billy Zane
Diana Palmer Kristy Swanson
Xander Drax Treat Williams
Sala Catherine Zeta-Jones
Quill James Remar
Kabai Sengh Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Uncle Dave Bill Smitrovich
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