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Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 3 November 2001
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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Tom Dobbs
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Eric Dobbs
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Barbara Dobbs
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Luke
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Bart Pointdexter
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Anna
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Porter Randall
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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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Followed by Lightning: Bolts of Destruction (2003) See more »

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A Highly Unenjoyable Movie
3 August 2004 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

Here we go again - yet another Made-for-TV movie related to weather and/or a natural disaster... and again in the end there'll be a hero to save the day.

Ooops, did I give away the ending? Come on, there's nothing to give away here. This movie is as predictable as watching grass grow. Actually, watching grass grow might even be more exciting than this movie! There was just about nothing good here. The Eisenberg kid in the lead role is good but he's such a nerd. John Schneider was good despite the crappy role he had and the same's true for Stacy Keach. Michele Greene was just completely out of place. Why was this made? People actually sat down and checked off the list of wacky weather to see what wasn't turned into a movie yet? 'Nope, no movie about killer lightning terrorizing a town in Missouri. Let's give it a twist - two storms converging because they're attracted to a mountain made of iron on top of which our hero's town sits.' AHHHHHH, stop, Hollyweird, stop with this NONSENSE. And if you're going to continue with nonsense like this then spend a few bucks for a few rewrites and a director who knows what he's doing 'cause this movie suffered badly in both departments leaving me about 99.4% unsatisfied at the end. Boring garbage and a waste of my time. All this movie accomplished is it has added two more hours of bad programming to the airwaves: more junk on TV. My grade: D-


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