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Waiting for Lightning (2012)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 7 December 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

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Jacob Rosenberg

Writer:

Bret Anthony Johnston (contributing writer)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Way ... Himself
Rob Dyrdek ... Himself
Travis Pastrana ... Himself
Laird Hamilton ... Himself
Tony Hawk ... Himself
Paul Rodriguez Paul Rodriguez ... Himself (as Paul Rodriguez Jr.)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crystal Ackley Crystal Ackley ... Mary O'Dea - age 28
Mike Blabc Mike Blabc ... Himself
Ken Block ... Himself
Bod Boyle Bod Boyle ... Himself
Grant Brittain Grant Brittain ... Himself
Bob Burnquist ... Himself
Tommy Caudill Tommy Caudill ... Himself
Paul Chek Paul Chek ... Himself
Adrian Demain Adrian Demain ... Himself
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A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

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Taglines:

An epic journey. An impossible dream. The birth of a legend.

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for dangerous sports action, some language and thematic material involving drugs and alcohol | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

В ожидании молнии See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,537, 9 December 2012

Gross USA:

$21,577

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,577
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bandito Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color
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Incredible
6 December 2012 | by jparksz06See all my reviews

Waiting for Lightning is one the most inspirational films I've ever seen. It was one of the first documentary skateboard films that really captured what we do and what we go through to achieve our dreams with a skateboard. Danny Way is an icon and a legend in our sport, and he gives us all a reason to get back up. I feel like the filmmakers did an amazing job capturing that, and telling his story. The footage from China during the Great Wall jump really provides clarity on just how amazing that really was and what Danny went through to make it happen. I highly recommend this to anyone who ever has ever set foot on a skateboard or known a skateboarder.


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