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Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy

1988
1h 20m
Documentary
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Cast

Tony Buba (Self)Sal Caru (Self)Stephen Pellegrino (Self)Jimmy Roy (Self)Richard Waddingham (The Explainer)

Director

Tony Buba

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Synopsis

Tony Buba, a film maker from Braddock, Pennsylvania, tells the story of his hometown's decline (along with the rest of the steel mill towns along the Monongahela River) while he dreams of making higher budget films. The picture documents, in a lighthearted way, the community anxiety and activism that accompanied the failure of the steel industry around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Sweet Sal the street hustler tries to make it big in Tony's movies.

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