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Struck by Lightning (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

Director:

Brian Dannelly

Writer:

Chris Colfer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebel Wilson ... Malerie Baggs
Chris Colfer ... Carson Phillips
Allison Janney ... Sheryl Phillips
Scott Bailey ... Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward Donna Ann Ward ... Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors Amy Nabors ... Reporter
Benjamin Byram Benjamin Byram ... Singer #1
Jonathan Byram Jonathan Byram ... Singer #2
Frank Noel Frank Noel ... Pastor
Luke Lewis Luke Lewis ... Youngest Carson
Jenny Herrick Jenny Herrick ... First Grade Teacher
Dermot Mulroney ... Neal Phillips
Polly Bergen ... Grandma
Adam Kolkin ... Young Carson
Jay Malone Jay Malone ... Algebra Teacher
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Storyline

A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal? Written by Jo J.

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Taglines:

A personal raincloud can be deadly...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,940, 13 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,930, 13 January 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Hyland (Claire Mathews) and 'Matt Prokop' (Dwayne Michaels) starred together in Disney Channel original movie Geek Charming (2011). See more »

Goofs

The modifications of the "Literary magazine submissions" box change when Malerie and Carson speak. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carson Phillips: I always thought death would be different. I expected a great wave of realization to sweep over me - suddenly the meaning of life would be answered along with every other question I ever had - but there was nothing to realize. I was dead.
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Play That Funky Music White Boy
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert W. Parissi) (ASCAP)
Published by Sweet City Records Inc.
Performed by The UCLA Bruin Marching Band (as UCLA Marching Band)
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Good story. Awful beginning and end
21 December 2012 | by jolenesinghSee all my reviews

OK, so the whole part about being struck by lightning and dying is very silly and pointless to the whole story. It literally serves no purpose to the rest of the story. It seems the ending (which was shown in the beginning also just to set the fence around the movie) could have been anything, literally anything and the movie would have worked fine. He could have gone to college and it would have sent identical message.

So, anyways, moving past the ridiculous end, the story is good, the acting is good and I really like the way Chris Colfer manages to convey strong dialogs without making it seem over dramatic. He seems genuine. So points to him for that.


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