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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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Austin Westfall ...
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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Robert Hall wrote the part of Jenny for Ashley Laurence. 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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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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Excellent acting and a great story
13 February 2007 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Fantastic performances by all. Prepon moves boldly away from her most famous role (Donna; That 70's Show)with ease. It is sad to know that many families go through this stuff everywhere in the world. Not recommended for families with abusive situations! It was great to see the film show support for a teen with dreams outside of what the adults wanted. The DVD has a ton of extras and I was really surprised by the amount since this is an "Indy" release. I loved the ending since it kept all in their true character form. If you watch the deleted scenes you will get more out of the older brother's character and watched the "Making of" featurette for a good amount of the actors' love for this film.


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