Not reading EXIF information correctly .mov file from iPhone - Lightroom CC 2015.6

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I have several files that Lightroom is not reading the EXIF data correctly for. See images below:

I have the same file viewing in Lightroom and in Exiftool. What gives? Any ideas? It is the same file, please look closely at the paths and at the catalog location - it's the same. How can I get a fix for this? It's impacting my ability to work with my photos/videos as when I sort, the videos dont show up with the pictures.

I'm looking to purchase (I'm on a trial account), but this isn't good. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

I have updated information (15 minutes after I posted the above). I moved that file to a different directory (with much fewer files in it) and re synchronized and now NO EXIF data is shown for that file. Go figure!?!? What does anyone make of this?
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what should be the correct time?
If you edited the video in iPhone and export the video ("Share") a new video with new creation date is produced. For importing videos LR also uses the file crreation date (wicht may differ and is not shown on your screeshot).

Can provide an example file?

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In general, Lightroom's support for video metadata is buggy and incomplete, and Adobe has shown no interest over the last six years in improving the situation:

For QuickTime video in particular (.mov and .mp4), the industry has created a bit of a mess. The QuickTime spec calls for capture dates to be recorded in the QuickTime:CreateDate (sic) field in UTC (GMT) and doesn't provide any place to record the time zone.  (Hard to believe but true.)

The QuickTime:CreationDate (sic) field you are looking at in Exiftool is a non-standard field that Apple adds to iPhone videos.  It records the capture date in local time with a time zone.  As far as I know, only iPhones add this field.  

To make things worse, many cameras record local time rather than UTC in QuickTime:CreateDate, contrary to the spec.