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Breakthrough (2019)

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When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

Director:

Roxann Dawson

Writers:

Joyce Smith (based upon the book by), Grant Nieporte (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcel Ruiz ... John Smith
Topher Grace ... Pastor Jason Noble
Sarah Constible ... Neighbor Lady
Dennis Haysbert ... Dr. Garrett
Nancy Sorel ... Mrs. Abbott
Miriam Smith ... VP Nancy Benes
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Joe Marrow
Mike Colter ... Tommy Shine
Chrissy Metz ... Joyce Smith
Josh Lucas ... Brian Smith
Taylor Mosby ... Chayla
Ali Skovbye ... Emma
Maddy Martin ... Abby Sutterer
Isaac Kragten ... Josh
Nikolas Dukic ... Rieger
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Storyline

When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake Saint Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the impossible true story.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic content including peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first 20th Century Fox film to be released after the Disney purchase. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in Missouri, in the United States. Yet when John is transported by helicopter to the hospital, the helicopter has a registration number beginning with a C, which signifies it as a Canadian aircraft. American aircraft registration numbers always begin with N. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Smith: Now's not a good time.
Pastor Jason Noble: I know... that's why I'm here.
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Connections

References The Bachelor (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Play It Again
Written by Shane Eli Abrahams (as Shane Eli Abrahams), Jonny Pakfar (as Jonathan Pakfar), and Pigeon John (as John Dust)
Performed by Pigeon John
Courtesy of Mutiny Recordings and The Telephone Company
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The point of the movie is great
4 July 2019 | by brandonkboringSee all my reviews

Don't listen to the negativity. Religious or not it's a feel good story that was true. The whole meaning behind the movie and the true events that happened is worth watching. Yes the acting could be better and the jokes aren't great . If you want to play with your action figures in your parents basement or dress up like luke skywalker then listen to the Avengers guy comment.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,282,333, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$40,713,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,444,358
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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