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Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

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Neale Donald Walsch
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Daisy
Frederick Charles Canada ...
Man in Audience
Bill Geislinger ...
Angry Man
Suriel Hess-Glover ...
Young Neale
Catherine Rowe ...
Neale's Mom
Sharon DelaBarre ...
Kay
Michele Blood ...
Angry Man's Wife
Greta Oglesby ...
Employment Counselor
Karen Fitzgerald ...
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Michael
Wrick Jones ...
Stranger at Tent
Suki ...
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Jerry McGill ...
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"Conversations with God" tells the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job. Soon after, we witness his transformation from your everyday guy to a homeless bum struggling just to stay alive. Neale's eye-opening roller coaster ride takes us through his emotional battle to get enough food, make friends and regain his life. And just when things seem to be going his way, they get worse. Feeling like a complete failure in all aspects of his life, Neale, full of anger and bitterness asks God a pile of demanding questions. Much to his disbelief, Neale received his answers! The unworldly conversations that follow end up being read by over 7 million people in 36 languages around the world and counting. Written by Brian Chandler <feedback@spotlightearth.com>

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Within every one of us, there is a voice that speaks the truth. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and a brief accident | See all certifications »
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25 January 2007 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

BeszĂ©lgetĂ©sek Istennel  »

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$150,355 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$422,897 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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The crew had foggy mornings just on the days they needed them, and the fog lingered only so long as it was needed to complete the scenes. Snow was written in the script for one sequence, never really thinking that it would actually happen. It normally snows hard enough to actually be visible on film 4 or 5 times a year. When they needed it, the snow came down in huge flakes just until the director said "Cut" on the last take, and then it stopped. See more »

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Landlord: You're three months behind on your rent. Isn't there someone you can call?
Neale: No, those calls were made a long time ago.
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Good and thought-provoking
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview of this movie on Oct 22nd and very much enjoyed it.

Except for the main character's fake beard which I also found distracting (see someone else's post on this), this was a good, thought-provoking film. The overall theme should resonate with people who feel there's more to our existence and for that matter, what God is, than what we've been taught to believe in church. Probably not a movie for the extreme religious zealots out there or atheists either.

But, this is not some sort of exploitative, religious flick. You won't be hit over the head with a holier-than-thou guilt trip. And I'm not sure this or any other movie can change anyone's life either, as some may suggest. It is inspirational, though.

I've never read the books, but the author truly believes what happened to him and the movie simply chronicles his story. This sort of movie is a good way of sharing such a story with lots of others and hopefully this one was not produced just to pocket more profits.

I hope it is well-received and stays at the theaters for a long run.


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