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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
Dennis Haysbert ... Doctor Garrett
Chrissy Metz ... Joyce Smith
Josh Lucas ... Brian Smith
Mike Colter ... Tommy Shine
Rebecca Staab ... Cindy Reiger
Marcel Ruiz ... John Smith
Sam Trammell ... Dr. Kent Sutterer
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Joe Morrow
Lisa Durupt ... Paula Noble
Ali Skovbye ... Emma
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Melissa
Isaac Kragten ... Josh
Maddy Martin ... Abby Sutterer
Kristen Harris ... Kay Quinn
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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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

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:

$40,713,082, 4 July 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,444,358, 4 July 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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References Bachelor in Paradise (2014) See more »

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I got roped into seeing this; but I was glad I did
18 April 2019 | by iid-765-637609See all my reviews

I got dragged to see this by my friend. I don't usually do sad movies. I was prepared for mediocre/cringy acting - and at first it was. But then I got caught up in the story and I forgot the acting and it was a really good story. It's not a movie I would have chosen for myself, but I'm glad I went.

I would like to remind the people giving it one star reviews or saying that some of the events or relationships are "predictable" that it's based on a true story and I'm told they stayed true to the basic events. In other words; sometimes life is predictable, but it's what actually happened. Someone on another review site said they found the relationship change between the pastor and the mom obvious and predictable - again, this is apparently how it happened to the actual people those characters are based on. 🤷‍♀️

If you like a good story and can overlook some not-brilliant secondary actors, it's actually a whole lot more fun than I expected to have at this movie!


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