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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.

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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 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.

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Josh Lucas (Brian Smith) and Topher Grace (Pastor Jason Noble) played villains in Marvel Comics movies in the 2000s. Lucas played Glenn Talbot in Hulk (2003) and Grace played Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3 (2007). See more »

Goofs

Jason asks John, "Who got a record 6 NBA titles?", referring to Michael Jordan. However, Jordan's 6 championships isn't a record as Bill Russell holds the record with 11 titles. 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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Frozen Land (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold On
Written by Mickey Guyton, Victoria Banks, and Karen Kosowski
Performed by Mickey Guyton
Produced by Karen Kosowski
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Emotional & Yes, Good!
8 July 2019 | by dcoydcoySee all my reviews

I think my thoughts on this film are right there where the critics are, on both this site and the other (Tomatoes) site. I don't praise it like our people of faith do, but I don't ridicule it like my fellow nonbelievers. It's a good film, with exceptional actors. Chrissy Metz is always good! Yes, this is also a good family story. But of course some things need to be explained more thoroughly if credulous children are watching. Because they sometimes have trouble distinguishing what's real and what isn't. They will dismiss the obvious (monsters) of course, but can get caught up in the not so clear. Yes, it's faith based, but the supernatural can be very entertaining at times. As long as they don't attempt to convince you it's truth and not sci-fi. After all, if truth was present, faith would be unnecessary. I recommend it!!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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