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Release Date:
3 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Schneider ... Tom Dobbs

Jesse Eisenberg ... Eric Dobbs

Michele Greene ... Barbara Dobbs

Gary Sandy ... Luke

Barbara Crampton ... Mayor Sylvia Scott

Stacy Keach ... Bart Pointdexter

Chase Masterson ... Anna

Erika Thomas ... Chloe

John James ... Porter Randall

Tim McKay ... Dr. Fitzhugh
Miles Chapin ... Giles
Joshua J. Masters ... Lineman #2
Peter L. Beckwith Sr. ... Slocum
Paul Schnabel ... Marty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Charles ... Student

Jayson Argento ... Patient (uncredited)
Kurt Bergeron ... (uncredited)
Chuck Borden ... Chuck the Lineman (uncredited)

Eric Bruno Borgman ... EMT Fireman (uncredited)

Janet Borgman ... Storm Victim (uncredited)
Gail O'Brien ... Protester, hospital patient (uncredited)

Directed by
David Giancola 
Writing credits
David Giancola (story and screenplay)

Produced by
William T. Baumann .... executive producer
Peter Beckwith .... producer
Joseph Broido .... executive producer (as Joe Broido)
Lorraine Gray .... associate producer
Michael Jacobs .... co-executive producer (as Michael D. Jacobs)
Bruce D. Johnson .... executive producer
Eric P. Mandel .... associate producer (as Eric Mandel)
Kelly Sandefur .... co-producer
Original Music by
Tim Jones 
Cinematography by
Grosvenor Miles Hafela 
Film Editing by
Joy Zimmerman 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Gerald I. Wolff 
Production Design by
John Henry Marcell 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Cordoba 
Costume Design by
Kristin Persson 
Production Management
Bruce Perkins .... unit production manager (as Bruce Edward Perkins)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Allen Bradley .... second unit director
Neil Kinsella .... first assistant director
Charity Ozarowski .... first assistant director: second unit (as Charity Thomson)
Alexa Sheehan .... second assistant director (as Alexa Motley)
Art Department
Alison Scowby .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jeremy Hoenack .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Kelly Sandefur .... visual effects supervisor
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Karen L. Dicey .... best boy grip
Joe Glickman .... still photographer
Max Jones .... key grip
Peter Ozarowski .... assistant camera
Michael Marius Pessah .... director of photography: second unit
Jim Reynolds .... gaffer: second unit
Jim Reynolds .... key grip: second unit
Casting Department
Anna Liza Recto .... extras casting
Location Management
Joshua J. Masters .... location manager
Transportation Department
Joshua J. Masters .... transportation manager
Ricardo Soto .... transportation captain (as Rick Soto)
Other crew
Laszlo Bene .... production coordinator
Janelle Faignant .... assistant to producer
Jill Ferguson .... script supervisor
P.J. Hand .... production assistant
Devan Linforth .... key set production assistant
April Mosqus .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Rapf .... key set production assistant: second unit
Thomas Tobin .... production assistant
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)

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Australia:91 min | USA:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The car that the Mayor drives is a Porsche 986 Boxster.See more »
Errors in geography: 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) (TV)See more »


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If only Mystery Science Theatre was still on..., 17 November 2002
Author: abellenz from Boston

This film would be perfect. Even without commentary, it's so stupidly hillarious it's worth watching. Clearly directed by some kind of partially trained monkey and edited by his cousin. While it starts a bit slow, it quickly kicks in with various scenes of lightning mischief. Who ever know lighting could go so slow!? Highly recommended!

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