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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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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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A personal raincloud can be deadly...


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Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 The Flintstones (1960) See more »


The Great Escape
Written and performed by Patrick Watson (ASCAP)
Published by Songs of Intrigue
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Loved it.
6 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I must say, I expected completely different thing when I saw poster for this movie. However, it was not only better, but different than any other movie I watched recently. It shows how life is actually difficult for some teenagers, not those typical 'I am not prom queen, I'm so unpopular, nobody likes me, I want to get laid blah blah' stories. I really enjoyed acting, complete story is just amazing. I recommend everyone to see it, because it shows that there are far worse problems than wondering if you look good, or if you have boyfriend and other clichés that are mostly shown in teen movies. One more thing, previous review is obviously written by someone who does not appreciate Chris, and it is entirely wrong.

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