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Saved by the Light (1995)

Eric Roberts stars as a violent bully whose life is changed forever after he is struck by lightning and undergoes a bizarre near-death experience, which transforms his personality. Based on a true story.

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

John Mandel (as John M. Mandel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Dannion Brinkley
Lynette Walden ... Casey Brinkley
K Callan ... Marion (Dannion's mother)
Don Harvey ... T.M.
Ted Manson ... Brink (Dannion's father)
Don McManus ... Dr. Raymond Moody
Amber Elias Amber Elias ... Julie Weldon
Chris Nelson Norris ... Bob Weldon
Michael Flippo Michael Flippo ... Coach
Fred Mooneyham Fred Mooneyham ... Shoplifter
Dan Bright ... Gas station attendant
Allison McKay Allison McKay ... Psychic
Michelle T. Carter Michelle T. Carter ... Nursing Home Manager (as Michele Carter Freeman)
Elizabeth Alley Elizabeth Alley ... Grace Ann
Autumn Huff Autumn Huff ... Near-death survivor
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Storyline

A mean, loud-mouthed town bully is talking on the phone one night during a lightning storm when, in a freak occurrence, a bolt of lightning strikes a telephone pole, travels down the phone wires and hits him. He is declared clinically dead, but miraculously recovers shortly thereafter--with a completely new personality and, he claims, the ability to communicate with the dead. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megmentőm, a fény See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Point Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Dannion is speaking on the National Forum on the Near Death Experience, previously can be seen an ad poster announcing the names of all speakers: Eugene Slattery, Tom Fallon, Vincent Cresciman, Dannion Brinkley, Meche Farah, Brian Hyckox, Peter Wooley and Vera Mills. Although supposedly the other seven names should must be fictitious, all them coincide with real people:

-Eugene Slattery - He was an activist for the Rights' Victims after the rape and assassination of his 14-years-old daughter Karen, in 1984. He died in 1989 in a plane crash.

-Thomas Fallon - He was the location manager of the movie (appears credited as Tom Fallon).

-Vincent Cresciman - He was the production designer of the movie (appears credited as Vince Cresciman).

-Meche Farah - Michelle "Meche" Farah is a creative decor from Jacksonville, Florida.

-Bryan Hickox - He was the line producer of the movie (appears credited as S. Bryan Hickox).

-Peter Wooley - An English watercolor painter, although his last name is "Woolley".

-Vera Mills - A play on words of Vera Miles, Psycho (1960)'s star. See more »

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Perfection as far as a TV movie gets, perfection of Eric Robert
20 March 2003 | by genjo1975See all my reviews

As Eric Roberts (Dannion Brinkley) said with such perfect hair raising moment in the movie. "All I came to do was show them how to love, and all they did was beat me and reject me". Whew....what a line of perfection, this movie should be seen by all of a man who changes his tough guy ways to a man of peace and love, wanting to help everyone in his path. He is overcome with his afterlife experience as he was proclaimed dead for 28 minutes. He takes what he has learned and changes his life for the better, and from that point on the movie shows how people reject others who mean nothing but good. How they crucify those who only want to help !


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