The movie takes place in an urban setting (like those tall building where you need to pull the fire escape ladder down to get to your flat).
The movie plot is as follows: A man finds a green rock, which gives him the the following powers:
- communicating with dogs
- reading by osmosis
- I think it also gives him strength (not sure about this).
I know a lot of dogs follow him (there are a lot of dogs walking the road, since it is urban). He can communicate with them, and when he touches a book, he finished reading it already without even opening it? Very old movie, English, Hollywood
(I watched it about the same time BLANKMAN came out) this was in in the 1990's.