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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
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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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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 the exterior of the mobile home they live in is a double-wide the inside is always shown as a single wide. 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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Written and Performed by Kevn Kinney
Produed by Leo Overtoom
Kevn Kinney Music (BMI)
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14 April 2004 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Lightning Bug is an amazingly honest movie that touched me in more ways than one and I hope everyone gets a chance to see it. The cast is phenomenal and includes talents such as Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, Kevin Gage, Ashley Laurence, and Hal Sparks just to name a few. Robert Hall brings to life the very real issues of domestic violence and chasing your dreams no matter what people say. It immediately captures the audience's attention and holds it until the end. The music fits in perfectly with each scene and actually adds an extra element. The film allows you to laugh, cry, and cheer throughout pulling from the audience a whole spectrum of emotions. I definitely recommend this movie.


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