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Lightning Bug (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 April 2004 (USA)
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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown. A gifted, self-taught, special effects ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bret Harrison ... Green Graves
Laura Prepon ... Angevin Duvet
Kevin Gage ... Earl Knight
Ashley Laurence ... Jenny Graves
Shannon Eubanks ... Ms. Duvet
Lucas Till ... Jay Graves
Hal Sparks ... Deputy Dale
Josh Todd ... Rusty Knight
Bob Penny ... Mr. Tightwiler
George Faughnan George Faughnan ... Billy Martin
Jonathan Spencer ... Tony Bennett
Austin Westfall Austin Westfall ... Young Green
Kate Clemons Kate Clemons ... Cashier
Jamie Avera ... Deputy Hollis
Donald Gibb ... Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)
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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown. A gifted, self-taught, special effects make-up artist, Green dreams of going to Hollywood to make his own monsters. But the real demons of Green's life threaten to hold him back: a drunken stepfather who terrorizes his mother, a group of religious fanatics who want to destroy his work, and the love of a girl who can't let go of small town life. Written by Anonymous

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There are monsters standing in his way. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exodos apo to parelthon See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dry County Films See more »
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(US)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Uncle Marvin was specifically written for Donald Gibb. However, all the key scenes involving a subplot with Uncle Marvin were ultimately cut from the final finished version of the film. See more »

Goofs

Although the exterior of the mobile home they live in is a double-wide the inside is always shown as a single wide. See more »

Quotes

Angevin Duvet: [about the "new" Friday the 13th] Excellent body count.
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References Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) See more »

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World Gone Mad
Written and Performed by The Order of the Fly
Courtesy Mad Science Records
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This is a great film!!!
11 May 2004 | by djconnell3See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film twice at the Philadelphia Film Festival where it had the highest attendance of the nearly 300 films featured. It sold out both showings and earned a third showing as one of 15 films selected as the Festival Favorites. Audience comments at the Q & A sessions following the showings were extremely positive. LB was recently featured at the Trenton, NJ festival where it won an award, and can be seen at the upcoming Brooklyn Film Fest & the Boston International Film Fest in June.

I strongly encourage you to get out and see this film! It is a well written, compelling story that draws you in. The juxtaposition of light-hearted, comical scenes with some downright disturbing scenes kept the audience on the edge. Throw in some spectacular performances by the actors ( my favorite - Kevin Gage as the drunken stepfather) and you have a winner!

This is a solid offering from writer/director Robert Hall and it is WELL worth your time to check it out!


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