A 10 year old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

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Cast

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Joshua Beal
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Dave O'Hara
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Mrs. Beal
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Mr. Beal
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Grandpa Beal
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Sister Terry
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Vicki Giunta ...
Sister Beatrice
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Neena Beal
Heather Casler ...
Hope
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Father Peters
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Frank Benton
Michael Pacienza ...
Freddie Waltman
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Robert Brickman
Jaret Ross Barron ...
Dan
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A fifth grader goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Along the way he gets into tons of trouble at Waldron Academy an all boys school. Also he is aided on his search by a sports loving nun. Written by Anonymous

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Meeting your best friend. Finding your favorite teacher. Having your first crush. Remember what it felt like to be... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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20 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Ad occhi aperti  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$95,875 (USA) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

$258,212 (USA) (3 April 1998)
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M. Night Shyamalan:  [Philadelphia]  See more »

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During the girls' ceremony, Hope's rose changes from one more fully open and blush colored, to a more tightly closed, whiter bud. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Joshua A. Beal: My name is Joshua A. Beal. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And I believe two things. Not all angels have wings. And sixth grade's got to be easier than this.
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THIS AIN'T A SONG (IT'S A PRAYER)
Performed by John Carbo
Music and Lyrics by John Carbo
Published by Kingmaker Music (BMI)
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Not just another coming of age film

I caught this unique, heartwarming film on cable in one of those "there is nothing on television" moments. I did not expect to fall in love with this beautiful story of a young boy in search of God. It deals with themes such as family, faith, and acceptance. What started out as a "kid" movie ended up in being a movie for people of all ages. It even made me kind of like Denis Leary. Look for a good performance by Robbert Loggia as the grandfather. If you've ever had or wished for a special relationship with a grandparent, watch this movie. You'll laugh, cry, and it might make a believer out of you.


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