Struck By Lightning Movie

A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Who's Involved:

Chris Colfer, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Hyland, Steve Longi, Brian Dannelly, David Permut, Jason Michael Berman, Mark Moran, Mia Chang, Glenn Rigberg, Rob Aguire

Release Date:

Friday, January 11, 2013 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson) and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janneywho’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks).

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Who stars in Struck By Lightning: Cast List

... Carson Phillips

"Glee: The 3D Concert Movie"  

"The Addams Family" , "Spy"  

"Life As We Know It" , "American Woman"  

"Sleepless" , "Insidious: Chapter 3"  

"Cougars, Inc." , "See You in Valhalla"  

"Cats" , "The Hustle"  

Who's making Struck By Lightning: Crew List

A look at the Struck By Lightning behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Brian Dannelly last directed Saved! and Army Geek. The film's writer Chris Colfer last wrote The Land of Stories.


Chris Colfer


Rob Aguire
Mia Chang
David Permut

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Production: What we know about Struck By Lightning?

Key Facts

  1. The script is said to capture the spirit of movies penned by the late John Hughes.

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2012: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2012: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. July 2011: The film was in Production status.
  4. Shooting began the week of July 17, 2011.

  5. July 2011: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. January 2011: The film was in Development status.
  7. December 2010: The film was in Announced status.

Struck By Lightning Release Date: When was the film released?

Struck By Lightning was released in 2013 on Friday, January 11, 2013 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including A Haunted House, The Baytown Outlaws and Gangster Squad.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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