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Black Lightning (2009)

Chyornaya Molniya (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 31 December 2009 (Russia)
A Moscow college student's gift car from his parents turns out to be more than anyone expects when it flies, which he uses to become both a city guardian and a speedy floral delivery boy.

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Dmitriy Aleynikov, Alexander Talal (as Aleksandr Talal) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Dima
Ekaterina Vilkova ... Nastya
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Kuptsov
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Perepelkin
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... Romantseva
Juozas Budraitis ... Elizarov (as Yuozas Budraytis)
Ivan Zhidkov Ivan Zhidkov ... Maks
Sergey Garmash ... Otets Dimy
Ekaterina Starshova ... Tanka (as Katya Starshova)
Mikhail Efremov ... Alkogolik
Dato Bakhtadze Dato Bakhtadze ... Bakhram
Igor Savochkin ... Boris
Sergey Legostaev Sergey Legostaev ... Gena - okhrannik
Elena Valyushkina Elena Valyushkina ... Mat Dimy
Vitaliy Alshanskiy Vitaliy Alshanskiy ... Vasya
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Storyline

Moscow, 2004, and wealthy entrepreneur Kuptsov drills deep beneath the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein. Aware that his ruthless drilling will destroy the city and its denizens, it's a result he's willing to accept for untold additional wealth. Fortunately, his equipment lacks enough power. He needs the Nano-catalyst (developed years ago) to fuel his machinery, but its current whereabouts is unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, college boy Dima dreams of owning a car and dating gorgeous co-ed Nastya. His wealthy friend Max has a Mercedes Benz and is flirting with Nastya, which frustrates Dima. On his birthday, Dima finally gets a car (from his parents) - a grungy, antiquated Volga of which he is privately ashamed; but, unbeknownst to anyone, the car - the recipient of "failed" Nano-catalysis - is capable of much more, and turns Dima into an unidentified crusader of justice known as Black Lightning. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Prepare for the thrill ride of your life!


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Trivia

This was the first Russian Superhero film ever made. See more »

Quotes

Max: Want a lift?
Nastya: I doubt you're strong enough to lift me but, yeah, I could use a lift.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Best Movie 3-DE (2011) See more »

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A nice "hero" movie, I had a good time.
29 July 2010 | by Sci-Fi-ManSee all my reviews

After the huge disappointment of Kick-Ass, I was pleasantly surprised by this little film from Russia. Don't want to give anything away, as I watched it knowing nothing about the movie and that was the best way to watch it. Sure, it borrows heavily from other hero movies, but the acting and the old fashioned heroics were enjoyable.

Special effects I found to be excellent, especially some of the smoke trails. The bad guy in this movie is the same bad guy from the Nightwatch/Daywatch movies, also highly recommended.

If you want to chuckle a bit, and have a few moments where you smile and murmur "Cool!", and want to root for the good guy to win the girl in the end, then I can recommend this movie.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

31 December 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,984,902
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bazelevs Production See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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