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Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  3 November 2001 (USA)
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Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.

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Sheriff Tom Dobbs takes a dim view of his bright, nerdy son Eric's fascination with meteorology, unlike his physics teacher. Eric has an original theory to predict an exceptionally devastating storm, bout the St. Louis regional met office director refuses to take them seriously, just like Tom. After the facts prove Eric right, the town suffers apocalyptic damage. Eric tells dad he sees one way out. Written by KGF Vissers

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100 Millionen Volt - Inferno am Himmel  »

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The car that the Mayor drives is a Porsche 986 Boxster. See more »

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In the fictional Weather Service offices in St. Louis, there is a scene of reporting equipment for various counties in Missouri. One device is labeled as "Columbia." This should actually be "Boone," the name of the county in which the town Columbia is located. Albeit, several of these counties are actually monitored by the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill National Weather Service location, it's possible for St. Louis to have reporting equipment for them. See more »

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Family Friendly meets Believability
5 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

And Family Friendly wins. There are times some things have to become compromises when you make a movie, and sometimes you have to compromise on the theme to fit a market.

But unless you are setting up a pure fantasy you should not have to compromise on believability. In this feature, in an attempt pump up the dramatic side at the same time they tried to remain family friendly, lighting was made to "jump through hoops" (sorry about the pun) and things were happening that simply do not happen in the real world. This story had promise, this movie had potential. The direction was fitting, the photography was acceptable, the editing, acting, sound-- all made the grade. Unfortunately, like a wonderful house built on an inadequate foundation, it cracks and falls apart as it ages.

So much potential.


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