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Thunderstruck -- NBA All-Star Kevin Durant stars in his first major motion picture where he magically switches talent with his biggest fan.
Thunderstruck -- A basketball star switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan.
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NBA superstar Kevin Durant has got game. His biggest fan has none. Things are about to switch!
When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kevin Durant ... Kevin Durant

Taylor Gray ... Brian

James Belushi ... Coach Amross

Brandon T. Jackson ... Alan

Larramie Doc Shaw ... Mitch

Tristin Mays ... Isabel

Robert Belushi ... Assistant Coach Dan

Spencer Daniels ... Connor

William Ragsdale ... Joe Newall

Hana Hayes ... Ashley Newell
Randall D. Cunningham ... W.O.W. Clan member #2

Andrea Frankle ... Math Teacher

Beau Brasseaux ... Drillers Basketball Player
Glen Warner ... Photographer
Brie Lybrand ... Isabel's Friend

George Wilson ... Janitor / Spider

Sean Michael Cunningham ... High School Announcer

Lorrie Chilcoat ... Security Guard

Nicole Barré ... Laurie Newell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marv Albert ... Marv Albert
Daniel Amoss ... W.O.W. Clan Member #1

Carl Bailey ... Dad of Athlete

Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley
Bob Barry Jr. ... Bob Barry Jr.
Drew Battles ... Science Teacher
Linda Cavanaugh ... Linda Cavanaugh
Jacob Coco ... Guy in truck
Donovan Dunn ... Nader
Emily D. Haley ... Basketball Fan
Holly Hargrave ... Basketball Fan
Dakota Hill ... Tall Jock in Hallway

Emily Alison Holt ... Partygoer

Meredith Jackson ... Eagles Cheerleader

Michelle Jeanmard ... Basketball Fan
Ernie Johnson ... Ernie Johnson
Steve Kerr ... Steve Kerr
Mark Krebs Jr. ... Drillers Player (as Mark Krebs)
Kelly Lynn Lawson ... Thunder Fan

Reggie Miller ... Reggie Miller

Austin Naulty ... Jock #1

Shaquille O'Neal ... Shaquille, O'Neal
Kevin Ogle ... Kevin Ogle
Danyiell Oviedo ... Basketball Fan
Candace Parker ... Candace Parker Williams (as Candace Parker Williams)

Tony Payne ... Vendor (as Tony E. Payne)
Wanda Pratt ... KD's Mom
Andrew Serpas ... Basketball Player
Kenny Smith ... Kenny Smith
Logan Douglas Smith ... Basketball Coach

Jason Stanly ... Scorekeeper
Christian Strawn ... Thunder Fan
Caleb Strickney ... Basketball Game Scorekeeper

Eleanor T. Threatt ... Thunder Fan

Michelle Torres ... Thunders Fan
Jon Bielich ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Jon Cefalu ... Student (uncredited)

Laurie Cummings ... Businesswoman (uncredited)
Kasey Emas ... Drillers Cheerleader (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ... Unhappy Fan (uncredited)
Melissa Kristin Heard ... Eagles Cheerleader (uncredited)
Chris Hoyt ... Broadcaster (uncredited)

Jamie Loy ... Fan / Student (uncredited)
Kyla McFalls ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself (uncredited)
Andrew Plaisance ... Jock (uncredited)

Directed by
John Whitesell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Champnella 
Jeff Farley 

Produced by
Eric Goodwin .... executive producer
Bill Johnson .... executive producer
Mike Karz .... producer
Peter J. Novak .... associate producer
Josie Rosen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ali Dee (original music by)
Cinematography by
Shawn Maurer 
Film Editing by
Tony Lombardo 
Casting by
Harriet Greenspan 
Production Design by
Meghan C. Rogers 
Art Direction by
Kelly Hemenway 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Marchand II 
Costume Design by
Kate Healey 
Makeup Department
Nikki I Brown .... makeup department head
Shelly D'Apolito .... key hair stylist: Oklahoma (as Shelly Price)
Bailey Domke .... special makeup effects artist: Autonomous FX South
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous FX South
Kellie Robinson .... key makeup artist
Jami Ross .... makeup artist
Jessica Kate Sinclair .... key makeup artist
Emily Tatum .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Ralph Paredes .... post-production executive
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Giles .... second second assistant director: Oklahoma
Aiman A. Humaideh .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
Matthew D. Smith .... second assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Andrew W. Bofinger .... set decoration buyer
Alexandra Capps .... assistant property master
Ahren Diers .... on-set dresser: re-shoots
Jude Erny .... set painter
Camile Kelsey .... scenic painter
Gabrielle Le Fort .... art department production assistant
Ryan LeBlanc .... set dresser
Rose Leiker .... props
K. Emily Levine .... art department coordinator
Leonard Marchand .... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Michael Melvin .... assistant property master
Scott Mobley .... construction coordinator
Jared Pendergrass .... set dresser
Mark Perot .... set dresser
Danielle Poret .... set decoration buyer
Robin Simmerly .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Bradford Bell .... mix technician
William Cawley .... first assistant sound editor
Ryan Farris .... boom operator
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Young .... adr recordist (as Ryan D. Young)
Visual Effects by
Jordan Alphonso .... digital compositor
Daniel Briney .... digital compositor
Zack Broussard .... visual effects artist
Victor DiMichina .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Adam Folse .... visual effects artist
Jacob Kebodeaux .... visual effects artist
Scott Lissard .... digital compositor
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Brad Moylan .... lead compositor: Pixel Magic
Patrick Trahan .... digital compositor
J. Thomas Wilson .... compositor
Ray Scalice .... general manager: Pixel Magic (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects (uncredited)
Jay Amor .... stunt rigger
Danny Epper .... stunt coordinator
Nick Epper .... stunt rigger
Justin Gant .... stunt double: Taylor Gray
Jesse LeBeau .... stunt performer
Michael R. Long .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... additional camera operator
Kareem Audain .... additional grip
Patrick Barnes .... technocrane operator
Keith Brown .... grip: Oklahoma
Joe Cassano .... a dolly grip
Michael Charbonnet .... first assistant camera: a
Kenneth Coblentz .... additional dolly grip
Joseph A. Cook .... electrician
Jeremy D'Apolito .... grip: Oklahoma
Nicholas Davidoff .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Matt Floyd .... best boy grip
Dan Furst .... video assist
Carter Lee Garrett .... lighting technician
Henry Guzman .... rigging electrician
Kristopher Hardy .... "b" camera first assistant
Michael D. Kennedy .... scorpio head technician
Rob Kodadek .... dimmer board operator
Anthony Kwan .... digital imaging technician: Oklahoma
Joshua Lilly .... electrician
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... b camera operator
Chad Naremore .... grip
Nick Nicolay .... rigging grip
Sam Pearcy .... b camera second assistant
Jon Roman .... grip
Declan Ryan .... balloon light technician
Mike Satterfield .... best boy grip
Jeremy Smart .... electrician
Nathan Tape .... best boy electric
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant "a" camera
Jon Tenholder .... rigging grip
Kristopher Weaver .... lighting technician
Jordan Whaley .... additional lighting technician
Justin Wright .... electrician
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Sarah Clark .... local casting associate
Chris Freihofer .... Oklahoma casting director
Charlotte Gale .... extras casting
Hank Langlois .... extras casting
Kelly Lynn Lawson .... casting intern
Adam Newell .... casting intern
Alice M. Peschl .... casting associate
Susan Putnam .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Algood .... costume supervisor
Myeshea Baker .... set costumer
Hannah Gates .... tailor
Kizzie Autumn Martin .... tailor
Shonta T. McCray .... costume supervisor
Misti Moreaux .... set costumer
Linda Loo Trippe .... key costumer: Oklahoma
Kasey Bazil Young .... set costumer (as Kasey C. Bazil)
Raven Zimmer .... set costumer: Oklahoma
Editorial Department
Sue Gates .... colorist (as Sue Hatchimonji)
Peter Pav .... effects editor
Amber Taylor .... digital intermediate producer
Location Management
Ty Dickson .... location assistant: Oklahoma
Payton Dunham .... location manager: Oklahoma
Sean Patrick Eaton .... assistant location manager: Oklahoma
David P Hebert .... location manager
Lauren Rae Sullivan .... location coordinator
Mark Welch .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Larry Arceneaux .... transportation captain
Skip Barbay .... transportation coordinator
Donald Bradley .... driver
Dennis W. Cook Jr. .... driver
Don Courtney .... driver: camera truck
Donald Cowart .... driver
Chris Dunn .... driver: honeywagon
Jared Foshee .... driver
Steven Fugler .... driver
Monica W. Fuller .... driver
Janet Harrah .... transportation dispatcher: Oklahoma
Jimmy Hayes .... driver
Connie Herring .... dot dispatcher
Beau Holden .... personal driver: Jim Belushi
Darrell Jeansonne .... driver
Charles Lanoue .... driver
Jack Lavergne .... grip truck driver
Lance Leis .... driver
Dan Marionneaux .... driver
Todd Martinez .... driver
Riley Ordoyne .... driver
Jim Robin .... driver
Cecil Smith .... driver
Davy Vance .... driver
Steven Willhoite .... production van operator
Other crew
Ashton Allison .... intern
Joseph K. Borrelli .... first assistant accountant
Kara Bowman .... set medic
Mary Malone Browning .... production staff
David Bush .... additional set production assistant
Zach Chamberlin .... production assistant
Christopher Dickerson .... production assistant
Dani DuHadway .... second assistant accountant
Michael J. Fisher .... basketball coordinator
Ashley Foster .... set production assistant
Jamie Freeman .... production assistant
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor
Sherie Giehtbrock .... second script supervisor
Lance Gill .... production assistant
Sara Hartman .... base camp production assistant
Paula Henry .... production assistant
Vanessa Hickey .... key set production assistant
Letitia Hoaas .... set teacher
Michael Hubert .... production coordinator
Mike Hubert .... production coordinator
Chuck Hurley .... assistant accountant
Richard Lawson .... acting instructor
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
Maggie Martin .... payroll accountant
Oliver Morton .... basketball choreographer/advisor
Norris Ortolano .... additional locations
Ryan Redmond .... office production assistant
Stephanie M. Reed .... assistant to director
Lisa G. Shillingburg .... first assistant accountant
Lisa G. Shillingburg .... first assistant accountant: Oklahoma City
Kelley Sims .... production accountant
Amy Soto .... clearance coordinator
Ani Vanoyan .... second assistant accountant
Caleb Wall .... production assistant
Jeremy Waterbury .... assisant production coordinator
Jennifer Williamson .... assistant production coordinator
Brian Yonck .... wb production administrator
Megan Carter .... craft service (uncredited)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (uncredited)
Gabriel Gator Guilbeau .... craft service (uncredited)

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Rated PG for mild language and rude humor
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Kevin Durant said the hardest thing about recording this movie was purposely missing shots during games for the filmSee more »
Crew or equipment visible: At the end of the high school game, the two coaches do a chest bump. As the assistant coach falls away, his jacket lifts up in the back and the wireless microphone receiver is clearly visible.See more »
Kevin Durant:Take this man. You'e gonna make this next shot.
Brian:This is an honour.
Kevin Durant:Thank you man I appreciate that.
Brian:I wish I had your talent.
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
'Thunderstruck' - Who's Got the Talent?, 1 September 2012
Author: rannynm from United States

We all love to root for the underdog, when he becomes top dog through a fluke rather than hard work, well, it's not so satisfying. Brian Newall, who magically acquires the talent of his hoops hero Kevin Durant (who plays himself), eventually finds he'd rather get the talent back to its rightful owner. There are plenty of laughs along the way, from Brian's klutzy ball-playing in the beginning to what KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Brianna Beaton, age 12, describes as her favorite scene, when Kevin's agent "is trying to get Kevin his talent back. He is doing all kinds of things, going from holding the basketball together with saying a message to rubbing the carpet and then finally to a stun gun." Brianna was there at the red carpet to interview cast members, including father and son actors James and Robert Belushi who share how they brought comedy from their own relationship to the script.

Thunderstruck Reviewed by Brianna Beaton (See her full review on video.

Thunderstruck, starring NBA superstar Kevin Durant, is a funny and inspirational film that is definitely enjoyable to watch.

Brian Newall (Taylor Gray) is horrible at basketball. He loves the game, but he just cannot play. Brian is a very big fan of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. While at a basketball game, Brian gets a chance to meet the superstar and supposedly steals Kevin's talent. Kevin Durant, playing himself, is suddenly horrible at basketball while Brian is the new superstar on his high school team. Kevin is worthless and is on the receiving end of all the bad publicity from fans and sports commentators. Kevin's agent, Alan Garrett, (Brandon T. Jackson) goes to great lengths to try and get Kevin his talent back.

I really like this film because I just love basketball. It is my favorite sport and I really get into the game. There are a lot of funny moments when Brian is playing with his team and he is showing how really klutzy he is. Coach Amross (James Belushi) and his assistant coach Dan (Robert Belushi) are too funny and will definitely keep you laughing. My favorite scene is when Alan is trying to get Kevin his talent back. He is doing all kinds of things, going from holding the basketball together with saying a message to rubbing the carpet and then finally to a stun gun. This is really funny. I also like the scene with Kevin's mom in a cheerleader's outfit.

One great message in this film is that talent isn't something you get; talent is something that you earn with hard work and dedication.

I recommend this film for ages 7 to 18 and anyone who loves the game of basketball. If you are a fan of Kevin Durant, then you will not want to miss this one.

I give Thunderstruck four out of five stars because it's funny, has a good message and is great for the whole family to enjoy.

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