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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations.
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John Smith
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Pastor Jason Noble
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Neighbor Lady
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Dr. Garrett
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Mrs. Abbott
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VP Nancy Benes
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Joe Marrow
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Tommy Shine
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Joyce Smith
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Brian Smith
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Chayla
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Emma
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Abby Sutterer
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Josh
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Rieger
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Chad Green
Jemma Griffith ...
Doreen
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Coach Paul
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7 Year Old John
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Melissa
Kerry Grace Tait ...
Joyce's Friend #1 (as Kerry Tait)
Kate Yacula ...
Assistant Maddy
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Olivia Noble
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Luke Noble
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Paula Noble
Phil Wickham ...
Worship Leader
Sandy Fernandez ...
Drummer
Rena Semenko ...
Keyboardist
Blair De Pape ...
Bass Player (as Blair DePape)
Derrick Gottfried ...
Guitarist
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Rob (as Lecrae Moore)
Stella Pruse ...
Cathy
Robert Morgan ...
Bob
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Cindy Rieger
Cory Wojcik ...
Manager
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Recruit
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Fire Truck Driver
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Cop #1
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Chief Marlo
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Cop #2
Ryan Ash ...
Paramedic #1
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Paramedic #2
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Dr. Kent Sutterer
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Keith
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Trauma Nurse #1 (as Melanie Marginet)
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Trauma Room Nurse #2
Rebekah Grenkow ...
Trauma Room Nurse #3
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E.R. Receptionist
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Crew Member
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Cardinal Glennon Nurse
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Don
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Wife (Mrs. Sutterer)
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Nurse Wendy Hof
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Kay Quinn
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Dr. Lulu
Robin Ruel ...
Neurologist
Onalee Minuk ...
Mom #1
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Daughter #1
Danielle Savage ...
Mom #2
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Daughter #2
Lois Brothers ...
E.R. Nurse
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Punk
Maclean Fish ...
Bigger Punk
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Pulmonologist (uncredited)
Travis Bryant ...
Jonah (uncredited)
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Male Nurse (uncredited)
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Saint Joseph Medical Staff (uncredited)
Craig Harrison ...
Hospital Worker (uncredited)
Jim Kirby ...
Church Member (uncredited)
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Church Member (uncredited)
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Cheering Crowd / Church Member (uncredited)
Steve Pacaud ...
Church Preacher (uncredited)
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Cheering Crowd / Church Member (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Church Congregation / Well Wisher (uncredited)
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Self - Church attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roxann Dawson

Written by

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Joyce Smith ... (based upon the book by)
 
Grant Nieporte ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Becki Cross Trujillo ... executive producer
Stephen Curry ... executive producer
Jessica Dunn ... co-producer
DeVon Franklin ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Samuel Rodriguez ... executive producer

Music by

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Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography by

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Zoran Popovic

Film Editing by

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Maysie Hoy

Editorial Department

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Laura Borowsky ... Digital Intermediate Account Executive
Fred Chandler ... post production executive
Elijah Eastlund ... junior digital intermediate producer
Maxine Gervais ... senior colorist
Erik Kaufmann ... senior finishing editor
Kurt Leitner ... post-production coordinator
Michael T. Marlett ... vfx editor
Ann Marie Pace ... director's assistant post production (as Annie Pace)
Jeff Pantaleo ... associate digital colorist
Trevor White ... colorist: dailies
Denise Woodgerd ... digital intermediate vfx producer

Casting By

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Justine Hempe
Sheila Jaffe

Production Design by

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Gae S. Buckley

Art Direction by

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James Steuart

Set Decoration by

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Stephen Arndt

Costume Design by

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Kimberly Adams-Galligan

Makeup Department

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Kristy Greig ... first assistant makeup artist (as Kristy Grieg)
Kendall Lewis ... makeup trainee
Travis Marszalek ... first assistant hair stylist
Stacey Mendoza ... key hair stylist
Doug Morrow ... makeup department head / special makeup design (uncredited)
April Pangilinan ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Margarita Vailas ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kristin Watts ... daily makeup artist (uncredited)
Kim Wright ... daily assistant makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joan Kelley Bierman ... post-production supervisor
Thomas A. Imperato ... executive in charge of production
Nicole Oguchi ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bryan R. Burns ... daily third assistant director
Benjamin Cairns ... second assistant director
Puneet Chawla ... second assistant director
Gurjit Chohan ... second assistant director
Cara Denyer ... third assistant director
Shamess Shute ... first assistant director
Kyle Wong ... ad pa

Art Department

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Heather Arabsky ... set dresser
Gary Barringer ... graphic designer
Brent Bell ... set designer
Matt Holm ... set decoration buyer
Donna Jenkyns ... art department coordinator
Aaron W.R. Johnston ... assistant property master (as Aaron Johnston)
Robert Kestler ... assistant set decorator
Alexis Labra ... property master
Katie Man ... art department assistant
Kathryn Slessor ... set dresser
Kevin Uddenberg ... set dresser
Brenda Zachanowich ... daily draper

Sound Department

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David Betancourt ... adr mixer
Derek Casari ... adr engineer
Cary Clark ... engineer
Smokey Cloud ... first assistant sound editor
Russ Dyck ... sound recordist
Marc Glassman ... sound effects editor
Tim Gomillion ... sound recordist
Mike Horton ... foley artist
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
Tim McKeown ... foley artist
Paul Morrow ... Audio Playback
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Sacha Rosen ... boom operator
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist
Walter Spencer ... foley supervisor
Derek Vanderhorst ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Ryan Wall ... Audio Playback
Dave Wilson ... adr mixer: Atlanta

Special Effects by

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Lloyd Brandson ... special effects foreman
Tim Freestone ... special effects fabricator
Hudson Kenny ... special effects coordinator
Tony Kenny ... special effects coordinator: 20th Century Fox
Davin MacRae ... special effects foreman
Eric Madill ... special effects assistant
Casey Markus ... special effects first assistant

Visual Effects by

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Justin Bates ... digital compositor
Mike Borrett ... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Luis Cadavid ... lead groom artist
Matt Cameron ... bidding producer: Mr. X
Laura Carnegie ... assistant visual effects editor: Mr. X
Andrew Carruthers ... visual effects coordinator
Gabriele Ciaccio ... digital compositor
Akshay Dandekar ... visual effects editorial
Colton Dujon ... tracking & layout artist: Mr. X
Jaime Fok ... visual effects editor: Mr. X
Thomas F. Ford IV ... visual effects producer
Lou Gatti ... visual effects coordinator
Jason Gougeon ... cg supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Nicole Librodo ... visual effects production supervisor
Grant Lynch ... visual effects editorial
Jose Ignacio Narváez Monroy ... digital compositor
Ken Nielsen ... lead compositor
Jessica Parsons ... visual effects coordinator
Chris Ritvo ... visual effects supervisor
Andrew Roshka ... visual effects consultant
Lisa Sepp-Wilson ... Global Managing Director: Technicolor-Mr. X (as Lisa K. Sepp)
Tom Skorczynski ... fx artist: Mr. X
Juan Manuel Romero Tomita ... digital compositor
Kyle Yoneda ... head of effects
Rajesh Babu ... associate producer (uncredited)
Madison Littlefield ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Maja Aro ... stunt driver
William Bokan ... stunt double
Robert Borges ... stunts
Jonny Caines ... stunt double
Guy Fernandez ... stunt double: Mike Colter
Kathy Hubble ... stunt driver
Nancy J. Lilley ... : Chrissy Metz
Devin Marshall ... stunt double: Victor Zinck Jr
Aj Risi ... stunt double: John
Chuck Robinson ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Sanca ... stunt driver
Dan Shea ... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene ... stunt driver
Sean Skene ... stunt driver
BJ Verot ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Ackerman ... still photographer
Pascal Boisvert ... c-cam 1st ac & hydroflex technician
George Collins ... video assist
Herb DeWaal ... underwater key grip
Allen Fraser ... still photographer
Braden Haggerty ... underwater camera operator
Calvin Henrion ... daily grip
Junichi Hosoi ... b - camera/steadicam operator
Marcus James ... camera operator
Steven K. Johnson ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Krasznai ... additional steadicam operator
Craig Leatherdale ... Dolly Grip / b dolly
Greg Nicod ... first assistant camera: c camera
Alex Petroff ... camera trainee / second assistant c camera
Mike Smith ... telescopic camera crane operator

Casting Department

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Johnny Gidcomb ... adr voice casting
Jesse Griffiths ... casting associate: local casting
Jana Jacques Lind ... casting assistant
Jake Warnecke ... casting assistant
Alexis Winter ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosa J. Colón ... set supervisor
Laura DeLuca ... costumer / set costumer
Devyne Johnson ... assistant costume designer
Nicole Smigelski ... background costumer
Leah Stebelko ... costume assistant
Joulles Wright ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Cathie J. Edgar ... location manager

Music Department

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Nico Abondolo ... musician: bass
Mark Adams ... musician: french horn
Eun-Mee Ahn ... musician: violin
Edward Lyle Barton ... score technical engineer
Michael K. Bauer ... music editor
Tamara Bevard ... score vocalist
Charlie Bisharat ... musician: violin
Gustavo Borner ... Scoring Mixer
Jacob Braun ... musician: cello
Bethany Brinton ... music preparation
Rob Brophy ... musician: viola
Andrew Bulbrook ... musician: violin
Julie Burkert ... musician: flute
Eric Byers ... musician: cello
Heather Clark ... musician: flute
Stuart Clark ... musician: clarinet
Kevin Connolly ... musician: violin
Meredith Crawford ... musician: viola
Victor De Almeida ... musician: viola
Zach Dellinger ... musician: viola
Jason Deran ... Composer's Assistant
Marcia Dickstein ... musician: harp
George Doering ... musician
E. Duke-Kirkpatrick ... musician: cello
Claire Seely Fedoruk ... score vocalist
Alma L. Fernandez ... musician: viola
Luke Flynn ... music preparation
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith ... musician: cello
Ross Gasworth ... musician: cello
Julie Gigante ... musician: violin
Brianna Goldberg ... musician: bass
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Jessica Guideri ... musician: violin
Tom Hardisty ... score recordist
Dylan S. Hart ... musician: french horn
Thomas Harte ... musician: bass
Tamara Hatwan ... musician: violin
Ayana Haviv ... singer: ensemble
Amy Hershberger ... musician: violin
Paula Hochhalter ... musician: cello
Callista Hoffman-Campbell ... score vocalist
Luanne Homzy ... musician: violin
Benjamin Jacobson ... musician: violin
Maia Jasper ... musician: violin
Elissa Johnston ... score vocalist
Dennis Karmazyn ... musician: cello
Philip Keen ... musician: trombone
Brian Kilgore ... musician: percussion
Chris Kollgaard ... musician: bass
Kevin Kumar ... musician: violin
Marisa Kuney ... musician: violin
Ana Landauer ... musician: violin
Michael Larco ... musician: viola
Ben Lash ... musician: cello
Michael Hsiang Lee ... trailer music
Lesley Leighton ... choir vocalist
Phillip Levy ... musician: violin
Lisa Liu ... musician: violin
Lora'nd Lokustza ... musician: violin
Stephanie Lowry ... music editor
Heather Powell Ludmir ... musician: violin
Maya Magub ... musician: violin
Thierry Malet ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Adriana Manfredi ... score vocalist
Sara Mann ... singer
Shawn Mann ... musician: viola
Will Melones ... premix engineer
Randy Miller ... Conductor, Orchestrator
Lika Miyake ... score vocalist
Jonathan Moerschel ... musician: viola
Justin Moshkevich ... scoring engineer
Helen Nightengale ... musician: violin
Grace Oh ... musician: violin
Jenni Olson ... musician: flute
Geoffrey S. Osika ... musician: bass
Eleni Pantages ... score vocalist
Alyssa Park ... musician: violin
Sara Parkins ... musician: violin
Beth Peregrine ... score vocalist
Gregory Polzak ... score technical engineer
Jasper Randall ... choir contractor
Carolyn Riley ... musician: viola
Rafael Rishik ... musician: violin
Laura Smith Roethe ... score vocalist
Geri Rotella ... musician: flute
Philip Rothman ... orchestrator
Jessica Rotter ... score vocalist
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Erik Rynearson ... musician: viola
Neil Samples ... musician: violin
Anna Schubert ... Singer
Jessie Shulman ... score vocalist
Corinne Sobolewski ... musician: viola
Niké St. Clair ... score vocalist
Tereza Stanislav ... concertmaster
Steve Suminski ... musician: trombone
Kimberly Switzer ... score vocalist
Akiko Tarumoto ... musician: violin
Rebecca Tomlinson ... score vocalist
Evgeny Tonkha ... musician: cello
Doug Tornquist ... musician: tuba
Kyle Townsend ... producer credit song
Michael Valerio ... musician: bass
Josefina Vergara ... musician: violin
Irina Voloshina ... musician: violin
Andrea von Foerster ... music supervisor
Suzanne Waters ... singer: choir
Rich Wheeler ... scoring stage crew
Mike Whitson ... musician: viola (as Michael Whitson)
Roger Wilkie ... musician: violin
Joe Zimmerman ... music librarian
Andrea Zomorodian ... singer
Ellen Ginsburg ... music clearance (uncredited)
Patrick Houlihan ... music executive (uncredited)
Areli Quirarte ... music executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Kelly Wolfman ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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James Alexander ... transportation captain
Douglas Arsenault ... driver: cast
Michael Chirsky ... picture car coordinator
Derek Dupont ... honeywagon operator
Dave Perich ... driver: cast

Additional Crew

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Luke Annand ... locations production assistant
Jami Arceo ... title coordinator
Noah Kaye Bentley ... voice actor
Donnie Berry ... assistant: Ms. Metz
Barbara Best ... Hand Double: Chrissy Metz
Karen Bittner ... congregation member
Ivan Borshchevsky ... translator
Margaret Burke ... production safety
Jennifer Cain ... voice actor
Terri Cherniack ... set tutor
Kelley D. Dickinson ... story editor
Ginger Dilk ... assistant: Ms. Dawson, production
Janelle Dufton ... craft service assistant
Aaron Graham ... production coordinator
Ashley Greyson ... marketing
Ti Hallas ... set tutor
Danielle Hartnett ... adr loop group
Paula Holt ... post production accountant
Emily Horton ... assistant media planner: FYC (as Emily Ann Horton)
Diane Howard ... publicist
Ashley Kelly ... assistant: Mr. Franklin
Diana Kim ... production assistant
John Kirby ... acting coach: Chrissy Metz
Jenelle Lindsay ... Head of Development: Unanimous Media
Annie Pace ... assistant: Ms. Dawson, post-production
Jessica Reagans ... assistant: Mr. Franklin
RoseAnna Schick ... unit publicist
Cliff Sumter ... Assistant Location Manager
Derek James Trapp ... extras wrangler / production assistant
Courtney Voth ... animal trainer
Renata Wasylkewycz ... Travel Coordinator
Garth Yakymyk ... first assistant accountant
ViviAnn Yee ... voice actor

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Based on the impossible true story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Breakthrough - Zurück ins Leben (Germany)
  • Más allá de la esperanza (Spain)
  • Un Amor Inquebrantable (Peru)
  • Un amor inquebrantable (Mexico)
  • Atto di fede (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,282,333, 21 Apr 2019
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $50,444,358, 04 Jul 2019

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Curse of La Llorona/Breakthrough/The Pilgrim's Progress/Mary Magdalene (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Uptown Funk 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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