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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.

Director:

Michael Polish

Writers:

Michael Polish (screenplay by), Don Piper (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... Don Piper
Kate Bosworth ... Eva Piper
Hudson Meek ... Chris Piper
Bobby Batson ... Joe Piper (as Bobby Blagg Batson)
Elizabeth Hunter ... Nicole Piper
Nicholas Pryor Nicholas Pryor ... J.V. Thomas
Michael Harding ... Dick Onerecker
Cynthia Barrett ... Anita Onerecker
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Grandpa Joe
Matt Bauman Matt Bauman ... Mike Wood
Trevor Allen Martin ... Barry Wilson
Sallye Hooks ... Hattie Mann
Mark Oliver ... Police Officer
Matthew Cornwell ... EMT #1
Jody Thompson ... EMT / Ambulance Driver #1
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Storyline

Based on a true story. A man was in a car crash and was in the car, without a pulse for an hour and a half, while EMT's and police waited for the coroner to pronounce him dead before he can be moved. A man comes along, who feels led to pray for the victim, gets in the car and starts to pray while singing praise songs. The 'dead' man starts singing along and EMT's confirm he now has a pulse. The victim fights his recovery, as he is angry that he was in heaven, only to have God bring him back in incredible pain. Was there a purpose to his return to earth?

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Taglines:

Hope lives

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense accident and injury images | See all certifications »

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The film is based on the real life story of Don Piper, who, driving home from a minister's conference in 1989, crashed into a semi-truck which had crossed into his lane. Presumed dead, Piper lay on a bed covered in tarp, when a passing minister who had also been at the conference came to pray over Piper's body and sang to him, with Piper soon joining in. His arm had been severed and his leg was barely attached to his body, forcing Piper to endure a long and brutal recovery, which included being bed bound for thirteen months. Piper claims to have seen Heaven while he was unconscious, and believes he was on his way there before being pulled back to Earth. Piper has said he was infuriated at God, as his injuries meant he had to endure incredible pain before eventually regaining his mobility. After suffering in silence, he wrote the book which this film is based on, and became an accomplished public speaker. His account of the accident, and his life since, sold seven million copies and has been translated into 46 different languages. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 90 Minutes in Heaven/The Visit (2015) See more »

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The New Me
Written and Performed by Bruce Robison
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Disappointed
4 December 2015 | by nicolehufnagelSee all my reviews

I was invited to see this premiere at The Fox in Atlanta, not sure why I was invited as everyone there was a pastor or a family member...the mayor was there, the whole cast and then there was my sister and I. I gave it a 3 because at least they're donating $ from the film to help orphanages (one in particular was there that night at the Fox)....and after the movie, what did all of these influential preachers and their family members do? Did they stop and befriend these obviously under-dressed orphans after the movie? While the kids were coming down the stairs in jeans and the best clothes they could put together.....did I see any of the obviously well and overdressed attendees actually try and mingle or minister to them.....on the contrary, the mass audience of "Christians" flocked to the open bars inside the fox to get a cocktail, while the orphans and their friends/family/acquaintances awkwardly, and hurriedly left. As for the movie, what I got from it was a guy who was in severe pain and couldn't be helped by modern medicine....this movie shows that you can get comfort from your church community...IF you belong to one. For those of us that don't, I guess we are on our own or have to rely on our own faith.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

90 Minutes in Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,035,273, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$4,842,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,842,699
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2.35 : 1
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