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Faith Happens (2006)

"LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. THIS FILM WILL PICK YOU UP." This true story is about ordinary people who discover that faith happens in the midst of lifes twists and turns. Every incident in ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Rick Garside

Writer:

Rick Garside
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Marchiano ... Peter
Peter Husmann Peter Husmann ... John
Sierra Wingert Sierra Wingert ... Amy
James Wong ... Jimmy
Austin Kemie Austin Kemie ... Masa
Cole Barager ... Eddie
Peggy Lord Chilton Peggy Lord Chilton ... Mary
Sandra Staggs Sandra Staggs ... Renee
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Alice
Frederick Stuart ... Jacob (as Freddy Douglas)
Britt George ... Agent Gardner
Victor Samuel Lopez ... Carlos (as Victor Cohn-Lopez)
Gabriel Byer ... Adam
Lisa Cole ... Cathy
Veronica Bero ... Barbara
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"LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. THIS FILM WILL PICK YOU UP." This true story is about ordinary people who discover that faith happens in the midst of lifes twists and turns. Every incident in this film is based on actual events that came from the same small church. What do a drug addict, a feisty old lady, an African refugee, an ex-boxer, a salesman and a Chinese entrepreneur have in common? They are all connected through Heights Community Church.

Nine-year old Amy, who, in her own words has been grown up a long time, deals with problems that would break many a grown up. She wonders about why things happen and whether God is out there looking after us.

John - the pastor, faces this question himself as his wife lies dying of cancer and his estranged son has dropped off the face of the earth. In order to experience Gods grace, he learns If you're going through hell, don't stop.

Amy discovers that miracles do happen, tragedy strikes when you least expect, and God is not always easy to understand...

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fullerton, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Side By Side Films See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Connections

Spin-off Faith Happens (2016) See more »

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a collage of stories surrounding a church
29 October 2007 | by gdavidrathSee all my reviews

Rick Garside's storytelling pulls the viewer into the troubled lives of several, seemingly unconnected, people who have no interest in the Christian message. The film neither resorts to sugar coating nor to knee-jerk tactics to tell the true story of a church. This in itself makes the film unique. But more importantly, I found "Faith Happens" both authentic and cathartic--a thoroughly satisfying experience, rarely achieved.

As the plot contains a great number of easily missed details, this film is well worth watching, not only once, but several times.

I hope this film gets national billing. If not, at least I'll be able to get the DVD faster.


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