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Breakthrough ()


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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
Saul Elias ...
7 Year Old John
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Melissa
Kerry Grace Tait ...
Joyce's Friend #1 (as Kerry Tait)
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Assistant Maddy
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Olivia Noble
Logan Creran ...
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
Jay Koensgen ...
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
Veronica Ternopolski ...
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)
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Jonah (uncredited)
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Male Nurse (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)

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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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 ... daily assistant makeup (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
Alexis Labra ... property master
Katie Man ... art department assistant
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
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Sacha Rosen ... boom operator
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist
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 K. Sepp ... Global Managing Director: Technicolor-Mr. X
Tom Skorczynski ... fx artist: Mr. X
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
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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Laura Anania ... costumer / set costumer
Rosa J. Colón ... set supervisor
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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Edward Lyle Barton ... score technical engineer
Michael K. Bauer ... music editor
Gustavo Borner ... Scoring Mixer
Bethany Brinton ... music preparation
Jason Deran ... Composer's Assistant
George Doering ... musician
Luke Flynn ... music preparation
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Tom Hardisty ... score recordist
Ayana Haviv ... singer: ensemble
Brian Kilgore ... musician: percussion
Michael Hsiang Lee ... trailer music
Thierry Malet ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Sara Mann ... singer
Will Melones ... premix engineer
Randy Miller ... Conductor, Orchestrator
Justin Moshkevich ... scoring engineer
Gregory Polzak ... score technical engineer
Jasper Randall ... choir contractor
Philip Rothman ... orchestrator
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Anna Schubert ... Singer
Kyle Townsend ... producer credit song
Andrea von Foerster ... music supervisor
Suzanne Waters ... singer: choir
Rich Wheeler ... scoring stage crew
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

Other 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
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
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.

Plot Keywords
Taglines Based on the impossible true story. See more »
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Additional Details

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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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