A Moscow college student's gift car from his parents turns out to be more than anyone expects when it flies, which he uses to become both a city guardian and a speedy floral delivery boy.

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Kuptsov
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Perepelkin
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ...
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Juozas Budraitis ...
Elizarov (as Yuozas Budraytis)
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Maks
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Otets Dimy
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Tanka (as Katya Starshova)
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Alkogolik
Dato Bakhtadze ...
Bakhram
Igor Savochkin ...
Boris
Sergey Legostaev ...
Gena - okhrannik
Elena Valyushkina ...
Mat Dimy
Vitaliy Alshanskiy ...
Vasya
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Moscow, 2004, and wealthy entrepreneur Kuptsov drills deep beneath the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein. Aware that his ruthless drilling will destroy the city and its denizens, it's a result he's willing to accept for untold additional wealth. Fortunately, his equipment lacks enough power. He needs the Nano-catalyst (developed years ago) to fuel his machinery, but its current whereabouts is unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, college boy Dima dreams of owning a car and dating gorgeous co-ed Nastya. His wealthy friend Max has a Mercedes Benz and is flirting with Nastya, which frustrates Dima. On his birthday, Dima finally gets a car (from his parents) - a grungy, antiquated Volga of which he is privately ashamed; but, unbeknownst to anyone, the car - the recipient of "failed" Nano-catalysis - is capable of much more, and turns Dima into an unidentified crusader of justice known as Black Lightning. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Max: Want a lift?
Nastya: I doubt you're strong enough to lift me but, yeah, I could use a lift.
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Referenced in Hren' 2.0: Nastolnaya Chyornaya molniya. (2011) See more »

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A high-flying adventure...
1 January 2016 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

A flying Volga? Right, that is what I initially thought too. But after sitting through this Russian action adventure, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the movie as a whole, because it turned out to be quite alright.

Dima receives an old Volga for his birthday, a car that he is not too fond of. One day while delivering flowers, Dima finds out that the car actually possess an incredible ability unlike other cars; the ability to fly. But the source of power fueling the car is sought after by shadowy people who will stop at nothing to obtain this item.

"Black Lightning" has elements of "Back to the Future", "The Fifth Element" and even "Spiderman" to it, sure, but it is still original in its own right.

While it is a Russian movie, that should not be a reason to skip out on watching the movie, because it is fun and entertaining.

Visually then "Black Lightning" is quite a treat for the eyes. The effects are realistic and believable - well as far as a flying car would be, I suppose. The special effects team really made this movie come to life on the screen.

I can't claim to be familiar with any to he actors or actresses in the movie, and as such it was nice to have something brand new to experience without being colored by previous roles, movies and performances by people in the movie.

"Black Lightning" is well-worth spending an hour and forty minutes on. Wholesome fun and entertainment all around.


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