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Miracles from Heaven (2016)

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Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.


Patricia Riggen


Christy Beam (book), Randy Brown (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Christy Beam
Kylie Rogers ... Anna Beam
Martin Henderson ... Kevin Beam
Brighton Sharbino ... Abbie Beam
Courtney Fansler ... Adelynn Beam
Queen Latifah ... Angela
Eugenio Derbez ... Dr. Nurko
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Emmy
John Carroll Lynch ... Pastor Scott
Brandon Spink ... Billy Snyder
Rhoda Griffis ... Church Lady
Erica McGee ... Church Lady (as Erica Allen McGee)
Wayne Pére ... Ben (as Wayne Péré)
Bruce Altman ... Dr. Burgi
Hannah Alligood ... Haley


MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


How do we explain the impossible?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milagros del cielo See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,812,393, 20 March 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,693,523, 17 July 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,798,720, 31 December 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Christy Beam: [narrating] When I was growin' up, people didn't really talk about miracles. I'm not sure I understood what they were or if I believed in them. A miracle is defined as something not explicable by natural or scientific laws. But then how do you explain it? How does it happen? Who or what is behind it?
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Right Where I Belong
Written by Clayton Anderson, Troy Johnson, Mark Stephen Jones and Jack Williams
Performed by Clayton Anderson
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Some Situations Just Challenge Explanation
8 December 2016 | by krocheavSee all my reviews

Having been initially wary of how well this film would play out - I ended up surprised at just how successfully it was handled. To begin with, it features a sterling performance by American Jenifer Garner. She absolutely shines in her difficult role as mother to young daughter Anna Beams. Anna's story could too easily be palmed off as clichéd but, being based on factual situations makes it considerably different from other movies with similar content. It tells of Anna's astounding life changing experiences while fighting off a rare, deadly digestive disorder. Young Kylie Rogers as Anna, proves herself to be quite a formidable star.

The screenplay by Randy Brown is adapted from Christy Beam's (Anna's mother) factual book. Christy examines the many challenges and inspirational experiences shared by her daughter and family. Garner plays Christy, while New Zealand actor Martin Henderson ("Little Fish" '05) turns in good support as her husband. The family have all moved to live on his newly established Veterinary farm in Texas and are set to be sorely tested, emotionally and financially. Another noteworthy performance comes from multi-talented Eugenio Derbez, playing a highly interesting character who's based on real-life specialist Dr Samuel Nurko. Other cast members in supporting roles also execute their characterizations very well indeed. And, that surprising 'Tree' scene is rather unsettling.

American based Peruvian cinematographer and director of photography Checco Varese (AKF: "The 33" in 2015) supplies a wide array of glorious visuals. These are accompanied by a worthy music score from veteran Roman composer Carlo Siliotto. The whole work is nicely tied together with great flare by talented Mexican director Patricia Riggen, who keeps this true story running at just the right tempo. Viewers with tendencies towards little or no faith, or those who maybe cynical towards situations involving the inexplicable - might find this movie could be wasted on them - however, no matter what your view, it is difficult to dispute the confirming evidence of documented medical records!. If your'e looking for a faith-lift based on actual events, then you won't be let down. Introducing the real-life characters over the final credits is a master touch. It's good to know this movie was so successful - it actually made a well deserved profit. It's certainly a refreshing break from the assorted porn masquerading as 'entertainment' on today's market. Congratulations all involved and Sony/Columbia.

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