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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 ... 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

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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True Life Story of Near Death Experience, brilliantly acted by Eric Roberts
22 December 2011 | by fourwinds4See all my reviews

For anyone fascinated by the near death experience, this is a must see movie. A true story based on the life of Dannion Brinkley it portrays in a realistic manner the effects of having a near death experience on the person who has the near death event and those around him.

Roberts is wonderful as usual and the rest of the cast support him beautifully.

On a Spiritual note, I think this is a movie for all those to see who wonder about what happens after death.....

An excellent, above average made for TV movie Would love to see Eric given a truly meaty role these days; he is always excellent in the supporting roles he appears to have been doing for the past few years.. but c'mon .. someone give him a lead role in something substantial!!!


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