Struck By Lightning Movie

A personal raincloud can be deadly...

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, January 11, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m

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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Crew: Who's making Struck By Lightning

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

On or about October 30, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 30, 2012, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about July 25, 2011, the film was in Production status.

Shooting began the week of July 17, 2011.

On or about July 11, 2011, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about January 21, 2011, the film was in Development status.

On or about December 11, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

Struck By Lightning Release Date: When was it 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 The Baytown Outlaws, A Haunted House and Gangster Squad.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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