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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 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.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Due to Disney's completed acquisition of the Fox owned film and television assets (including 20th Century Fox and its subsidiaries) and further release date changes for future 20th Century Fox films, this marks the last time both a 20th Century Fox film and a Disney film have been theatrically released on the same day, with the DisneyNature documentary film Penguins (2019) releasing on the same day as this film. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Missouri. However, a sign that says "Maximum 30" is visible near the lake where the accident was to have taken place. This a form of speed limit sign (using kilometers per hour) used in Canada. 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 Oscars (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Colorful
Written by Jesse Kristin, Chris Wallace, Tommy Siegel, and Ben Thornewill
Performed by Jukebox the Ghost
Courtesy of Caroline Distributed Labels
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great movie
13 May 2019 | by mlf-19663See all my reviews

It cracks me up to read reviews of people complaining about the religious parts in movie. The whole thing was...it was advertised that way! If you don't like religion....don't go see a religious movie!!! Too funny! It was a great movie about faith and the power of it! Great to see a movie like this out there be a big hit!!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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