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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 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 in Virginia is one of only two dammed lakes in America which pump water back up from below into the lake. Water generates electricity all day at peak rates, then at night is pumped back up from below. See more »

Quotes

Old Vic: You married, hon?
Sara: No.
Old Vic: Engaged?
Sara: No.
Old Vic: Boyfriend?
Sara: No, I don't have a boyfriend.
Old Vic: That's great, cause my nephew is 26, he'd be perfect for you!
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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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Stars Are Falling
Written by Byron Hill & Bill Soden
Performed by 'Diamondback'
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Typical Hallmark B-movie chick flick
1 January 2021 | by sktn77a@aol.comSee all my reviews

I really wanted to love this movie as I live on Smith Mountain lake. The storyline is OK. Unfortunately, the acting and/or direction is just awful.

By all means watch it, but don't let your expectations get too high.


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Country:

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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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