Lightning (1995) (1995) [short]

USA (MIFF 2010 , Dante's Inferno)
Director: Joe Dante

“I always wanted to make a western - but when I got to do it, the western was over.” - Joe Dante

Each episode of the Norman Jewison-produced Picture Windows series was to be inspired by a well known painting. With his episode, ‘Lightning', Dante choose instead to start with a short story by writer Zane Grey (author of the Frontier trilogy) and then insert it into a Frederic Remington etching.

Against the backdrop of California's 19th century Gold Rush, Brian Keith plays a lucky digger in a story of greed and equine smarts.

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D Joe Dante P Scott J.T. Frank, Daniel Halperin, David Wachs S Jim Byrnes TD digibeta/1995
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D Joe Dante P Scott J.T. Frank, Daniel Halperin, David Wachs S Jim Byrnes TD digibeta/1995

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