Breakthrough (2019)

Based On The Impossible True Story

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2019-04-11
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 188 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roxann Dawson
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When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. 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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  • Chrissy Metz

    as Joyce Smith
  • Topher Grace

    as Pastor Jason Noble
  • Mike Colter

    as Tommy Shine
  • Josh Lucas

    as Brian Smith
  • Rebecca Staab

    as Cindy Reiger
  • Lisa Durupt

    as Paula Noble
  • Alissa Skovbye

    as Emma
  • Isaac Kragten

    as Josh
  • Marcel Ruiz

    as John Smith
  • Nikolas Dukic

    as Reiger
  • Travis Bryant

    as Jonah
  • Sam Trammell

    as Dr. Kent Sutterer
  • Dennis Haysbert

    as Doctor Garrett
  • Victor Zinck Jr.

    as Joe Morrow
  • Kristen Harris

    as Kay Quinn
  • Nancy Sorel

    as Mrs. Abbott
  • Stephanie Czajkowski

    as Melissa
  • Taylor Mosby

    as Chayla
  • Maddy Martin

    as Abby Sutterer
  • Connor Peterson

    as Band Student / Student (uncredited)
  • Mel Marginet

    as Trauma Nurse #1
  • Logan Creran

    as Luke Noble
  • Isla Gorton

    as Daughter #2
  • Kevin P. Gabel

    as Male Nurse
  • Karl Thordarson

    as Don
  • Tristan Mackid

    as Punk
  • Phil Hepner

    as Mr. Reiger
  • Jemma Griffith

    as Doreen
  • Kerry Grace Tait

    as Joyce's friend #1
  • Elena Anciro

    as Trauma Nurse #2
  • Danielle Savage

    as Mom #2
Directing Roxann Dawson Director
Editing Maysie Hoy Editor
Writing Grant Nieporte Writer
Camera Zoran Popovic Director of Photography
Production DeVon Franklin Producer
Costume & Make-Up Laura Anania Costumer