Struck by Lightning (2012)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward ...
Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors ...
Benjamin Byram ...
Singer #1
Jonathan Byram ...
Singer #2
Frank Noel ...
Luke Lewis ...
Youngest Carson
Jenny Herrick ...
First Grade Teacher
Neal Phillips
Jay Malone ...
Algebra Teacher


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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Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio  »

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$12,940 (USA) (11 January 2013)


$22,930 (USA) (11 January 2013)

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1.85 : 1
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Lauren Lopez initially auditioned for the role of Remy Baker, but was denied the part. See more »


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


[first lines]
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 Eat Pray Love (2010) See more »


The Great Escape
Written and performed by Patrick Watson (ASCAP)
Published by Songs of Intrigue
Courtesy of Secret City Records
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shocked when I found out this is written by Chris Colfer
16 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had no expectation at all when I started the movie, all I knew was Kurt Hummel (I am a gleek!) played it. The movie is not excellent, but it won't make you fast forward it. The story is clever and inspiring. I love how I can see the different side from Chris Colfer can be (As I am a gleek, easy to make comparison.) Without the fancy clothes of Kurt, fierce diva mode-off Chris actually can leak out his acting talent, something we can't see often.

At last, the roller came up, written by Chris, I can't believe it, and had second thought, no wonder the plot and the attitude release a sense of freshness. I just love Chris more , not only his voice anymore.

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