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Lake Effects (2012)

Not Rated
TV Movie | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until ...See moreSara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies in an accident. Sara returns to help settle his estate, and all our ladies cross paths with an eclectic group of local oddballs, as they search for a Loch Ness-style monster they believe lurks in the lake's depths. A few real Smith Mountain Lake characters make appearances. The next week at the lake is filled with adventure, tears, and laughter as Vivian and her two daughters finally understand, through the guidance of Dad's spirit, if they still belong on the lake, even though Ray is gone. All paths converge at the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, on course for a heart-warming and hilarious collision. Written by Mike McKay See less
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Writers
Scott Winters | Michael McKay (additional material) | Carolyn Miller (additional material) | Sara Elizabeth Timmins (additional material) | Michael Ceraso (contributing writer)
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Kazimir Boyle (as Kaz Boyle)
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Release date
May 6, 2012 (United States)

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Ash Henson Ash Henson   See fewer
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Old Vic Old Vic   See fewer
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Winchester Winchester   See fewer
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Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Catherine Catherine   See fewer
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Teen Sara Teen Sara   See fewer
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Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
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Dispatcher (as Michael J. McKay) Dispatcher (as Michael J. McKay)   See fewer
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Miranda Miranda   See fewer
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Elizabeth K. Wilson
Young Sara (as Elizabeth Katherine Wilson) Young Sara (as Elizabeth Katherine Wilson)   See fewer
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Tim the DJ Tim the DJ   See fewer
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Lee Hussey
Helicopter Pilot Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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Wine Festival Band Wine Festival Band   See fewer
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Funeral Mourner (uncredited) Funeral Mourner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bar Patron / Festival Guest (uncredited) Bar Patron / Festival Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mourner in pink shirt (uncredited) Mourner in pink shirt (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 475 votes