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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
Rebecca Staab ... Cindy Reiger
Marcel Ruiz ... John Smith
Sam Trammell ... Dr. Kent Sutterer
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Joe Morrow
Ali Skovbye ... Emma
Lisa Durupt ... Paula Noble
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Melissa
Nancy Sorel ... Mrs. Abbott
Isaac Kragten ... Josh
Chuck Shamata ... Fire Chief
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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

Stephen Curry, the point guard for the NBA tram Golden State Warriors, is one of the movie's three executive producers. 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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References Bachelor in Paradise (2014) See more »

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Emotional & Yes, Good!
8 July 2019 | by dcoydcoySee all my reviews

I think my thoughts on this film are right there where the critics are, on both this site and the other (Tomatoes) site. I don't praise it like our people of faith do, but I don't ridicule it like my fellow nonbelievers. It's a good film, with exceptional actors. Chrissy Metz is always good! Yes, this is also a good family story. But of course some things need to be explained more thoroughly if credulous children are watching. Because they sometimes have trouble distinguishing what's real and what isn't. They will dismiss the obvious (monsters) of course, but can get caught up in the not so clear. Yes, it's faith based, but the supernatural can be very entertaining at times. As long as they don't attempt to convince you it's truth and not sci-fi. After all, if truth was present, faith would be unnecessary. I recommend it!!


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