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I Can Only Imagine (2018)

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The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

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Andrew Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers), Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)

Writers:

Bart Millard (based on the life story of), Jon Erwin (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Michael Finley ... Bart
Madeline Carroll ... Shannon
Dennis Quaid ... Arthur
Trace Adkins ... Brickell
Cloris Leachman ... Memaw
Jason Burkey ... Mike
Mark Furze ... Nathan
Randy McDowell ... Jim
Cole Marcus ... Robbie
Alexander Dominguez Alexander Dominguez ... Kent
Brody Rose ... Young Bart
Taegen Burns ... Young Shannon
J.R. Cacia ... Rusty
Tanya Clarke ... Adele
Nicole DuPort ... Amy Grant
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Storyline

10-year-old Bart Millard lives with his mother and abusive father Arthur in Texas. One day his mother drops him off at a Christian camp where he meets Shannon. Upon his return from camp, Bart finds his mother has left and movers are removing her belongings. He angrily confronts his father, who denies that his abusiveness was the reason she left. Years later, in high school, Bart and Shannon are dating. Bart plays football to please his father, but is injured, breaking both ankles and ending his career. The only elective with openings is music class, so he reluctantly signs up..

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Taglines:

The song you know. The story you don't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Can Only Imagine See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,108,914, 18 March 2018

Gross USA:

$83,482,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,026,201
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening scene set in 1985, young Bart is riding his bike through town. He passes a movie theater showing the titles of Jaws 3-D (1983) and The Goonies (1985) on the marquee. Dennis Quaid, who plays Bart's father Arthur, played the lead role of Mike Brody in Jaws 3-D in 1983. See more »

Goofs

Young Bart is handed the U2 album The Joshua Tree (1987) in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Memaw: Imagine what he is seeing up there, just imagine!
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Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Into the Heart
Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono & The Edge
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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16 March 2018 | by jim-32179See all my reviews

I have gone to faith based movies before and always left for the most part unsatisfied. I can tell you this movie is different. You do not have to be Christian to understand and appreciate the story line. The movie is about forgiveness and hope and there is nothing wrong with that. The acting is well done, the story line is easy to follow and i must say there were more then a few times i got dust in my eyes and they watered. The song has touched millions and now the story will to. I heard it once said the song seems to never go away. Well there is a reason it never stops giving and the movie does not disappoint. I highly recommended this film.


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