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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 ...
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Jay Graves
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Deputy Dale
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Bob Penny ...
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Young Green
Kate Clemons ...
Cashier
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Deputy Hollis
Donald Gibb ...
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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The role of Uncle Marvin was specifically written for Donald Gibb. However, all the key scenes involving a subplot with Uncle Marvin were ultimately cut from the final finished version of the film. 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 The Toxic Avenger (1984) See more »

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Till My Last Breath
Written by Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants
Performed by Suicidal Tendencies
Courtesy BHG Musick Inc. and Suicidal Records
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One of the absolute best independent films I have had the pleasure to see.
15 April 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Robert Hall makes his debut as a writer/director with one of the most moving and genuinely entertaining films to hit the big screen this year. This is no Hollywood production, and thank goodness for that. Who needs Hollywood hacks when you have REAL talent. From the semi-autobiographical story of a young man overcoming incredible obstacles to realize his dream, to the amazing ensemble cast, this film will capture your mind and your heart. And don't expect an unrecognizable cast. You'll see many familiar faces here, and performances that may both surprise and amaze you. Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, and Hal Sparks are just a few of this film's finest attributes. Coming soon (hopefully!) to a film festival near you! And if the sell-out crowds at the Philadelphia Film Fest are any indication, distributors should be lining up to get this film into theaters all over the country.


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