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Lightning Bug (2004)

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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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Cast overview:
Green Graves
Angevin Duvet
Earl Knight
Jenny Graves
Ms. Duvet
Jay Graves
Deputy Dale
Rusty Knight
Mr. Tightwiler
George Faughnan ...
Billy Martin
Austin Westfall ...
Young Green
Kate Clemons ...
Deputy Hollis
Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)


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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9 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Lucas Till dyed his hair so he could play Jay Graves in the movie. See more »


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 »


Billy Martin: She's my first cousin, and the cutest one I got, too. Like I always say, the closer kin, the deeper in.
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A New Love
Written and Performed by Jason M. Hall
Courtesy One Source Publishing (ASCAP)
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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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