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Letters to God (2010)

PG | | Drama, Family | 9 April 2010 (USA)
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A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he encounters. An unsuspecting substitute postman with ... See full summary »


David Nixon, Patrick Doughtie (co-director)


Patrick Doughtie (story and screenplay), Art D'Alessandro | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Curtis Lisa Curtis ... Erin Miller
Christopher Schmidt ... Walter Finley (as Christopher John Schmidt)
Lyanna Tumaneng Lyanna Tumaneng ... Linda Baker
Tanner Maguire ... Tyler Doherty
Ralph Waite ... Cornelius Perryfield
Dennis Neal ... Lester Stevens
Cris Cunningham ... Carl - Postal Supervisor
Carol Saragusa ... Cathy - Postal Clerk
Maree Cheatham ... Olivia
Robyn Lively ... Maddy Doherty
Michael Bolten ... Ben Doherty (as Michael Christopher Bolten)
Amanda Best Amanda Best ... Nurse Jamie Lynn (as Mandy Best)
Avery Sommers ... Nurse Carol
Jeffrey Johnson ... Brady McDaniels (as Jeffrey S.S. Johnson)
Tom Nowicki ... Jack the Bartender


A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he encounters. An unsuspecting substitute postman with his own troubled life becomes entangled in the boy's journey and family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

letter | faith | cancer | prayer | hope | See All (41) »


Hope is contagious...... See more »


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Olivia says to Benjamin at one point, "Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?" This is a reference to Job chapter 2. God gives all of Job's status and health in the devil's possession. His wife tells him, "Curse God and die!" Job replies, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept only good from God and never trouble?" See more »


When Ben Doherty is performing the song for his brother, it is clear that he is not actually playing the guitar. See more »


Maddy Doherty: I don't agree with God's will. I don't think God cares about any of this.
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Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton
Performed by Wintley Phipps
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I feel Sad
17 July 2010 | by stewball10See all my reviews

I feel sad for this guy, Abdullah_Fritzi from Suadi Arabia. Seriously,the name of the movie tells you it's probably about God, and because it was filmed/produced in the US, it's about our God, not yours Abdullah. I have deployed to the middle east 2 times, of course you would want it banned because you don't understand or enjoy freedom of religion.

This is a great movie about the trials and tribulations of dealing with cancer and death and our struggle as humans on the topic of a higher power. Movies about God are not for everybody. If religion turns you off, then watch something else.

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Release Date:

9 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,088,873, 11 April 2010

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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