5/10

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Runtime: 100 min

Genres: Action | Adventure

Languages: English

Countries: Australia | USA


This plain-vanilla version of the old Lee Falk comic strip stars Billy Zane as a 1930s incarnation of the Phantom, an African-based, masked hero whose forefathers have all donned the costume at one time or another. Sworn to crush evil, the Phantom leaves his jungle lair to venture to New York, where he takes on a charming but criminal mastermind (Treat Williams). There's no oomph to this film at all. The very capable director Simon Wincer (Phar Lap) seems to be working with a leaden production and an inferior talent pool behind the camera. The talent in front of the camera do their best, but it isn't enough. --Tom Keogh



Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Jeffrey Boam (written by)
Lee Falk (characters)

Composers (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (35)

Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo Pirate #1
Al Ruscio Police Commissioner Farley
Alan Zitner Dr. Fleming
Austin Peters Boy Phantom
Bernard Kates Falkmoore the Butler
Bill Smitrovich Uncle Dave Palmer
Billy Zane The Phantom / Kit Walker
Bo Kane Mounted Cop
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa The Great Kabai Sengh
Casey Siemaszko Morgan
Catherine Zeta-Jones Sala (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Chatpong 'Jim' Petchlor Zak
Clint Lilley Gangster #1
Dane Carson Cpl. Weeks
Dane Farwell Breen
David Proval Charlie Zephro
James Remar Quill
Jared Chandler Styles
Jo Phillips Female Pilot
John Capodice Al the Cabby
John Prosky Cycle Cop
Jon Tenney Jimmy Wells
Joseph Ragno Ray Zephro
Kristy Swanson Diana Palmer
Leon Russom Mayor Krebs
Patrick McGoohan Phantom's Dad
Radmar Agana Jao Guran
Robert Coleby Capt. Philip Horton
Rod Dailey Short Order Cook
Samantha Eggar Lily Palmer
Treat Williams Xander Drax
Valerie Flueger Drax's Receptionist
Victor Madrona Shaman
William Jones Cycle Cop
William Zappa Ugly Pirate