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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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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.

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A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Struck by Lightning See more »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Polly Bergen. 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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Referenced in Conan: What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad (2011) See more »

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Loved it.
6 January 2013 | by irena-pavlovicSee all my reviews

I must say, I expected completely different thing when I saw poster for this movie. However, it was not only better, but different than any other movie I watched recently. It shows how life is actually difficult for some teenagers, not those typical 'I am not prom queen, I'm so unpopular, nobody likes me, I want to get laid blah blah' stories. I really enjoyed acting, complete story is just amazing. I recommend everyone to see it, because it shows that there are far worse problems than wondering if you look good, or if you have boyfriend and other clichés that are mostly shown in teen movies. One more thing, previous review is obviously written by someone who does not appreciate Chris, and it is entirely wrong.


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