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Lightning Bug (2004)

 -  Drama  -  9 April 2004 (USA)
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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown. A gifted, self-taught, special effects ... See full summary »

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Green Graves
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Angevin Duvet
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Earl Knight
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Jenny Graves
Shannon Eubanks ...
Ms. Duvet
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Jay Graves
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Deputy Dale
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Rusty Knight
Bob Penny ...
Mr. Tightwiler
George Faughnan ...
Billy Martin
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Austin Westfall ...
Young Green
Kate Clemons ...
Cashier
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Deputy Hollis
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Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)
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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown. A gifted, self-taught, special effects make-up artist, Green dreams of going to Hollywood to make his own monsters. But the real demons of Green's life threaten to hold him back: a drunken stepfather who terrorizes his mother, a group of religious fanatics who want to destroy his work, and the love of a girl who can't let go of small town life. Written by Anonymous

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Shot in twenty days. See more »

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Although this film takes place in the late 80s, a posters for a few movies made in the 90s can be seen both in Green's bedroom and on display at the video rental store. See more »

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Ms. Duvet: Do you know this disgusting ritual originates with a pagan holiday?
Green Graves: Yeah, so does Christmas.
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References Twice Dead (1988) See more »

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Sun Tangled Angel Revival
Written by Kevn Kinney
Performed by Kevn Kinney's Sun Tangled Angel Revival
Kevn Kinney Music (BMI)
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Powerful Coming-to-Age Suspenseful Drama
15 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I bought this imported DVD misguided in its genre. I was expecting a horror movie, based on the cover of the DVD, and the sentence: "The Most Frightening Monsters Are All Around Us" highlighted in the back. However, "Lightning Bug" is a powerful coming-to-age suspenseful drama, with an excellent direction and acting. It is difficult to highlight individual performances, since I would be unfair with this stunning cast. However, the sick and disgusting devoted character of Ms. Duvet, magnificently played by Shannon Eubanks, irritated me with her hypocrite life and behavior. The Region 1 DVD has a beautiful package and many features, but unfortunately it does not have English subtitles or closed caption. The accent of some characters of this small Alabama town where the story takes place is quite difficult to be understood by a foreigner, and I lost some words along the story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Not Released"


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