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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.

Directors:

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 »
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Based on the untold true story of the multi-platinum song that inspires millions. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Before Bart (J. Michael Finley) begins writing the title song, I Can Only Imagine, there is a guitar case in the background that says "I Can Only Imagine" on it. See more »

Goofs

The timing based in the movie is supposed to be in 1999 when radio stations have an older system of the "Emergency Alert System" in place. At KMGL, they have a new blue digital EAS-CAP box called "Sage Digital Endec" which is incorrect for the timing of the movie because in 1999, Sage had a gray box called "Sage EAS Endec" in place, almost a decade prior to when they made the new blue emergency alerting encoders. See more »

Quotes

Brickell: Let me ask you something Bart, what are you running from?
Bart: My dad. He, uh, he...
Brickell: ...he beat you, didn't he? Ya ain't got no poker face kid.
Bart: I carry that. I have to live with that, you know. I always will.
Brickell: Then write about it. Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration.
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) 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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User Reviews

 
A good Christian movie.
16 March 2018 | by snpereraSee all my reviews

A lot of Christians movie are badly acted and cheesy and this isn't one of them. This movie was well acted, had heart and had emotion. I love MercyMe and the song I Can Only Imagine and it's so great to see the story behind the song. I could relate to what Bart went through with his dad and I think a lot of people can relate to that. This movie had a really good message and I believe even non Christians will like it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$86,086,881
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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