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Struck by Lightning (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

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Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward ...
Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors ...
Reporter
Benjamin Byram ...
Singer #1
Jonathan Byram ...
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Frank Noel ...
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Young Carson
Jay Malone ...
Algebra Teacher
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A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal? Written by Jo J.

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A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Comedy | Drama

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Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio  »

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$12,940 (USA) (13 January 2013)

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$22,930 (USA) (13 January 2013)
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Allison Janneys character makes a political comment while in the pharmacy about liberals and gun laws. She played a press secretary for the US President for seven seasons on the TV series The West Wing (1999). See more »

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The modifications of the "Literary magazine submissions" box change when Malerie and Carson speak. See more »

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Carson Phillips: I always thought death would be different. I expected a great wave of realization to sweep over me - suddenly the meaning of life would be answered along with every other question I ever had - but there was nothing to realize. I was dead.
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References Jon & Kate Plus 8 (2007) See more »

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The Great Escape
Written and performed by Patrick Watson (ASCAP)
Published by Songs of Intrigue
Courtesy of Secret City Records
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Chris Colfer is just brilliant.
7 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Struck by Lightning hit me hard, it touched me, made me laugh and left me relieved when it was finished. I have to say it was actually Rebel Wilson that made me want to watch this movie. She's as always hilarious no matter what she does. Chris Colfer is definitely one of the best young actors in Hollywood today and i think that the idea he had with Struck By Lightning came through in the end. Its about not standing back and not to let others push you around. To do everything you can to ensure your future (it is after all survival of the fittest). You won't be wasting your time...if you're into teen movies this is a must see. If they keep making movies like this I think there'll be a bright future ahead.


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