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Lake Effects (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Romance | TV Movie 6 May 2012
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After the loss of their father, two estranged sisters reunite with their mother at their enchanting family lake house and find that the secret to overcoming tragedy and rebuilding hope lies in their ability to look deeper at themselves.

Director:

Michael McKay

Writers:

Scott Winters, Michael McKay (additional material) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scottie Thompson ... Sara
Jane Seymour ... Vivian
Madeline Zima ... Lily
Jeff Fahey ... Ray
Casper Van Dien ... Ash Henson
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Mark Futterman
Ben Savage ... Carl
Eyal Podell ... Tyler
Richard Moll ... Old Vic
Ron Canada ... Winchester
Mary Beth McDonough ... Elizabeth
Richard Riehle ... Chairman McCarren
Liberty the Dog Liberty the Dog ... Dobie
Jennifer Massey ... Jeanne
Scott Winters Scott Winters ... Dave Boyers
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Storyline

Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies in an accident. Sara returns to help settle his estate, and all our ladies cross paths with an eclectic group of local oddballs, as they search for a Loch Ness-style monster they believe lurks in the lake's depths. A few real Smith Mountain Lake characters make appearances. The next week at the lake is filled with adventure, tears, and laughter as Vivian and her two daughters finally understand, through the guidance of Dad's spirit, if they still belong on the lake, even though Ray is gone. All paths converge at the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, on course for a heart-warming and hilarious collision. Written by Mike McKay

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

Smith Mountain Lake was formed in 1966 when the Appalachian Power Company built the dam at the convergence of the Roanoke River and Blackwater. See more »

Quotes

Old Vic: Mark Futterman ain't gonna come to Smith Mountain Lake! He goes for big name stuff!
Bob: Yeah, like that episode on the Bigfoot they found in Malasia?
Carl: No, Bob. That's stupid, cause Bigfoot isn't real.
Bob: I know Bigfoot isn't real, Carl.
Old Vic: I think Bigfoot killed Kennedy.
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Crazy Credits

There are two scenes during the first part of the end credits. The first one has the TV show guy asking women about the lake monster, and the second has the girl getting asked for directions as she is stopped on the side of the road. See more »

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Rekindle
by Barefoot West
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Best film I've seen in years!
19 October 2011 | by mmpmovieSee all my reviews

This movie has it all romance, drama, comedy and a great story. You shed tears to turn around 2 seconds later and crack up laughing. The writer of this film was nothing but sure genius and I am sad he passed away. Once again we lose a great talent before his masterpiece in Lake Effects can woo the world. This is a must see movie for men and women. A chick flick that even a man can enjoy! This film houses Smith Mountain Lake at it's best. The same lake that was in What About Bob is now brought to camera with it's real name! Enjoy all of the beautiful scenic shots. Kick back and just feel like your sitting at home. This movie is a roller coaster of emotions that will leave you applauding with a smile.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au coeur de la famille See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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