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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 ...
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Billy Martin
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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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Trivia

Lucas Till dyed his hair so he could play Jay Graves in the movie. 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 Dead Ringers (1988) See more »

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This Train Don't Stop at the Millwords Anymore
Written by Kevn Kinney
Performed by Kevn Kinney's Sun Tangled Angel Revival
Kevn Kinney Music (BMI)
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Glad I watched it
4 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I picked this one up at the video store because Prepon is on the cover, and being a huge That '70's Show fan I like to see other stuff that the cast is in. I was glad I did get it as it was very well acted by everyone in the film. The characters were very believable whether it was a psycho religious mom or a redneck teenager. The story was pretty simple and in this case that's not a bad thing. I also found it interesting that Prepon was exec. producer. I think anybody that has or has had aspirations of getting out of their hometown to make it the entertainment industry will relate to this movie on some level. It also goes to show that you shouldn't overlook a DVD on the shelf of the movie store just because it hasn't had a big theatrical release.


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