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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.

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... Malerie Baggs
... Carson Phillips
... Sheryl Phillips
... Officer Murray
Donna Ann Ward ... Officer #2 (as DonnaAnn Ward)
Amy Nabors ... Reporter
Benjamin Byram ... Singer #1
Jonathan Byram ... Singer #2
Frank Noel ... Pastor
Luke Lewis ... Youngest Carson
Jenny Herrick ... First Grade Teacher
... Neal Phillips
... Grandma
... Young Carson
Jay Malone ... Algebra Teacher
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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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A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Comedy | Drama

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Also Known As:

Atingido Por um Raio  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,940, 13 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,930, 13 January 2013
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Trivia

Chris Colfer (who plays Carson) wrote a book of the same name prior to the release of this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

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[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 The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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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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Amazing
14 July 2013 | by See 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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