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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 ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A personal raincloud can be deadly...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming of the movie lasted for a total of 12 days. 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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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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Downtown
Written by Phillip M Pomranky (ASCAP)
Performed by Michael Van London
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Amazing
14 July 2013 | by vitadrottningenSee all my reviews

This movie was more than great. I can't really explain. It seemed strange in the beginning but then it all cleared. I'm a teenager myself and it's easy to feel what Criss want's me to feel. A quote from movie that really changed me, I think is "The thing i regret the most is waiting for life to begin". The reason why it made think a lot is because I do that. I wait for life begin. I don't live now, I wait say "when I get older I will..". But life is short and you can die in most unexpected ways ever. So from now on I will try to live and not wait for life to begin.

This movie really changed me, I really think.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,940, 13 January 2013

Gross USA:

$28,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,378
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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