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"Phenomenon" by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer "Phenomenon" PG is a phun philled philm. For those questioning the spelling, no it&apos;s not Ebonies, it's Barbybonics. This is a film that works on several levels. It's the story of an average guy played by John Travolta. His character is so average that his pick-up line to leading lady Kyra Sedgwick is; "I'd love to get my hands on your carburetor," and he means just that, he wants to fix her truck. + His buddy is played by Forest Whitaker, whose big- gest aim in life is to get a date with Diana Ross. So it's the story of average people in an average rural, northern California town. Sort of like a cup of hot chocolate, all warm and thick. But just when you think you can relax with it up pops a dangerous marshmallow. Travolta, as George Malley is knocked tothe ground by a mysterious light and suddenly de- velops amazing mental powers far beyond those of mortal men. Now if this was a marvel comic book, he would fly off saving lives and mankind, to be loved by all. This is reality and these are only mortal men, it just doesn't hap- pen that way. This is also the next level of the film. If you are better than average, don't expect praise, expect to be brought down, don't ex- pect devotion, expect fear, don't expect to be understood, expect to be shunned.It's at this level where this production is excellent at show!ng the smallness of humanity. As Travolta's character's mental ca- pacities increase, his sameness with his townsfolks decreases. Even the government fears him. There are three char- acters that don't fear him. They are a Doctor who wants to use him,and his girlfriend, and the town doctor, who love him. It would be nice to say that this is a love conquers all flick, but this is "But just when you think you can relax with it up pops a dangerous marshma//ow" I, 2. 2. 4. g. % reality and it just doesn't happen that way. One of the most out- standing parts of this film is because the John Trovolta, Kyra Sedgwick, and Robert Duvall, who plays the town doctor, all give caring performances. The viewer becomes involved in their lives and actually cares about them and who they are. That doesn't always happen in today's films. This film is a phenomenon on all levels. jorlto d jlood Kiin I:1 / Timo to Kill 727-5010 o. I1 d Dr. Moroau . 6in eaction <t. Tin 6 10.  lb0k 9:30am- 10pm 1500 E. Hwy. 372, Pahrump, NV J Looking for the Best Cigars in the valley? We have them!. Q. What is malignant melanoma A., Malignant melanoma is one of the most lethal forms of skin cancer. This cancer begins in the melanocytes - the skin cells that produce the dark pigment in the skin. Melanoma has a strong tendency to spread to other parts of the body. That is why this is a potentially lethal form of cancer. Melanoma may suddenly appear in the skin without w'oming, or it may also be in or near a mole. That is why it is important to know the size and IocaUon of the moles on your body, so you will Jeffrey Ross 6unter M.D. Diplomate American Board r any changes that might take place. If you have any questions of Dermatology about suspicious moles, be sure and consult your board-certified Board Certified in Dermatology dermatolo. Jeffrey Ross Gunter, M.D. 1330 S. Highway 160, Suite 12 727-0146 Most Major Insurances Accepted Medicare Assignment Accepted Courtesy Insurance Billing Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January !6, 1997 5 aved Streets Near Hwy. 160o (Easy access to Las Vegas- 2 miles from downtown Pahrump) Lot reservations available (702) 727-3711; (800) 341-60 911 S. Frontage Rd., Pahrun 1,200 Sq. Ft. + Tape and Texture throughout 2 or 3 Bedroom, Cathedral Ceiling throughout, plus many other features Land / Home / Garage Packages Available Qe are exclusive sellers o /b,,tumnmooO states Amenities include Paved Roads, City Water, GGR's and Garage Gas or Electric . Home. Many models to choose from. Silvercrest, Sehnlt, Palm Harbor, and Karsten 00=00Come in today and talk with one of our Professional Consultants