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The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017)

A young woman investigates the murder of her parents when rumors suggest the man convicted of the crime may not be the killer after all.

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Blake Robbins

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Nancy Pickard (novel), Jeff Robison (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Carter ... Billy Croyle
Maika Monroe ... Jody Linder
Chaz Wood Chaz Wood ... Red
Will Patton ... Hugh 'Senior' Linder
Mark Webber ... Chase Linder
Aaron Poole ... Meryl Tapper
Logan Miller ... Colin Croyle
Blake Robbins ... Sheriff Don Phelps
Bonnie Bedelia ... Annabelle Linder
Sarah Noble Peck ... Belle Linder
Meg Crosbie ... Young Jody Linder
Kassia Conway ... Valentine Croyle
Eric Starkey ... Bailey
Maggie Grace ... Laurie Linder
Justin Chatwin ... Hugh Jay Linder
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Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.

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Based on a New York Times best-selling novel

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Drama | Mystery | Western

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Rated R for violence, language, and some sexual content

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scent of Rain & Lightning See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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surprising adaptation
1 May 2017 | by sarahmmagillSee all my reviews

Scent of Rain and Lightning (an adaptation of the novel by Nancy Pickard) upends expectations at every twisted turn. Anchored by a strong script from RUDDERLESS writers Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, the film refuses to comply with the usual genre rules. Styled as a Western, flirting at the edges of a who-don-it, the film ultimately questions if we can truly know the truths of our personal histories...let alone understand them. Director Blake Robbins's extreme close-ups create a feeling of confusion and claustrophobia while a stellar cast hints at unseen histories. Watch for Maggie Grace's enigmatic portrayal of the headstrong, paradoxical Laurie.


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