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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:

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

Credited cast:
Topher Grace ... Pastor Jason Noble
Josh Lucas ... Brian Smith
Chrissy Metz ... Joyce Smith
Mike Colter ... Tommy Shine
Dennis Haysbert ... Doctor Garrett
Marcel Ruiz ... John Smith
Nancy Sorel ... Mrs. Abbott
Sam Trammell ... Dr. Kent Sutterer
Rebecca Staab ... Cindy Reiger
Ali Skovbye ... Emma
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Joe Morrow
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Melissa
Taylor Mosby ... Chayla
Maddy Martin ... Abby Sutterer
Nikolas Dukic ... Reiger
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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, and Smith came around.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakthrough See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,282,333, 21 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,383,608, 22 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,181,327, 8 May 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first 20th Century Fox film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 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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must-see Sunday afternoon watching

Ok; so the best way to describe this movie is a feel good spiritual Christian based movie you'd watch on a Sunday afternoon : if you liked movies along the lines of Heaven Is For Real, then chances are you'll love this also. This movie is just utterly brilliant so uplifting, so inspirational & just like Heaven Is For Real will unquestionably be shown during Religion classes across the universe for decades to come. This movie just tugs the heartstrings throughout (bring plenty of tissues) and us the viewers can't help but become attached & involved in the enthralling story-line thats like having heart surgery without the anaesthetic. Its an engrossing well made terrific top quality Sunday afternoon movie that is just amazing. Questionable dodgy acting from the supporting cast but Chrissy Metz as the mother makes this movie as astonishing as it is. Chrissy Metz performance in this movie is just one of those that has to be seen to be believed. She provides this movie with so much heart & soul, and its a shame & a pity that by the time next years Oscar nods come round, her mind-blowing performance will be long forgotten. This movie is just utterly brilliant & its just sucks the emotions out of you that you just can't help yourself becoming so invested in the story-line And to a huge degree, Chrissy Metz performance makes this movie as enthralling & as amazing as it is. [9/10]


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