Based on the impossible true story.

BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith's own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

  • 1 hr 56 minPGHDSD
  • Apr 17, 2019
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • Topher GracePastor Jason Noble

    Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Pirates of Penzance." He also tried his first shot at directing with a choose-your-own-adventure-style movie starring his classmates. He hated being called Chris in school, so he changed it to Topher as time went on. He attended New Hampshire's Brewster Academy and the University of Southern California. Grace dropped out of USC to start his show business career in That '70s Show (1998) at age 20. He was cast in that show because the show's creators, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, saw him act in a high-school play--their daughter attended same high school. Apart from school plays, Grace had absolutely no acting experience before landing the role of Eric Forman.
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  • Mike ColterTommy Shine

    Mike was born to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Lee Colter Sr. At just 8 years of age he knew that acting would be his life long ambition when he saw the film "A Soldiers Story" in 1984. He began by starting a drama club in high school and becoming the president of the club. After putting on several plays and getting a taste for performing in front of an audience he attended Benedict College where he was mentored and groomed his drama professor Scott Blanks. After transferring to the University of South Carolina where he attain a B.A. degree in theater, Mike went on to study at Mason Gross School of the Arts under renowned acting teachers William Esper and Maggie Flanigan. Upon receiving his MFA degree, Mike moved to L.A. where parts did not come easy, but after a few months he was able to grab a co-star on Spin City with Charlie Sheen followed by guest stars on E.R. and The Parkers with Mo'Nique. Mike then moved back to NYC to allow for the possibility of working in the theater as well, but as luck would have it Hollywood came calling again. He landed a role in 2005 Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby opposite Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman. He got the role without ever meeting Clint in person prior to the first day of shooting. The following year he received exceptional reviews for his turn as CJ Memphis a guitar-playing blues singer in The 2005 revival of the Pulitzer prize winning "A Soldier's Play." The play had been a big off-Broadway success and was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington and many of Hollywood's up-and-coming African-American actors in 1984. Mike kept his nose to the grindstone with a role in Adam Bock's new play "Drunken City" that world premiered at Playwrights Horizon in 2008. Mike splits his time between New York and L.A. working in film and television.
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  • Chrissy MetzJoyce Smith

    Chrissy Metz was born on September 29, 1980 in Florida, USA as Christine Michelle Metz. She is an actress, known for This Is Us (2016), Breakthrough (2019) and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018). She was previously married to Martyn Eaden.
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  • Lisa DuruptPaula Noble

    Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lisa Durupt has established herself as fierce, funny, and fearless talent in film and television. A talented ice hockey player growing up, she earned a scholarship to an American university until surgery postponed her arrival. On a whim, she registered at the University of Winnipeg and after attending a local performance of A Chorus Line for her theatre class, Lisa traded sports for the arts and went on to study theatre at the University of Winnipeg and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Lisa's natural athleticism gave her a natural entry into the film industry as a dancer and stunt performer. Following early appearances in films like Shall We Dance and The Lazarus Project, Lisa was cast by Canadian comedy veteran Mark McKinney on the series, Less Than Kind, as the temperamental Shandra. Lisa's unfiltered energy and gift for ad-libbing over four seasons of the show was highlighted by a Gemini Award nomination in 2010 for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series and a Leo Award nomination for Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series in 2013. After a string of appearances across film and television projects such as The Pastor's Wife, The Color of Rain, Run for Your Life, and Supernatural, Lisa Durupt won her most substantial cinematic role thus far as the overly competitive sister of Sonja Bennett in Preggoland, a performance that earned Lisa her second Leo Award nomination in 2015 for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. While she continues to work steadily on film, Lisa is presently enjoying another steady run on television as Andrea Todd - sister to Alison Sweeney's Hannah Swensen - on Murder She Baked, the Hallmark Channel screen adaptations of the best-selling mystery novel series of the same name.
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  • Nikolas DukicRieger

    Nikolas Dukic was born September 2, 2003 in Burnaby, BC, Canada. When Nikolas isn't working he is actively training in all kind of Martial Arts from Jiu Jitsu, Arnis, Muay Thai and Judo. Holding many championship medals in USA and Canada. Aside from that he loves to travel, and continues taking courses to keep up with this acting.
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  • Alissa SkovbyeActor

  • Rebecca StaabCindy Reiger

    Rebecca Staab was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Excelling in academics, Rebecca had a 4.0 GPA in both high school and college, and placed in the top five finalists in the Miss USA pageant as Miss Nebraska. Rebecca's most recent work includes the film "Breakthrough" alongside Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, and Mike Colter - a true-story based on the book "The Impossible" by Joyce Smith. Movie theater audiences can see Rebecca co-starring in the film "The Miracle Season," alongside William Hurt and Helen Hunt. ABC thriller series "Somewhere Between" features Rebecca as series regular "Colleen Dekizer," working with the likes of Devon Sawa and Paula Patton. On "The Chronicle Mysteries," Rebecca plays the newspaper's Society Editor/Know-It-All as series regular "Eileen Bruce." Rebecca also stars as a series regular lead in the project "Manopause." Not every girl gets the chance to be a Marvel Comic superhero, but Rebecca starred in the first cult-hit film version of "The Fantastic Four" as the original "Susan Storm -- The Invisible Girl." She is enthusiastically remembered by many fans of the film "Love Potion No. 9," for her famous "verbally castrating" bar room scenes with Tate Donovan, and is also recognized frequently for the "top funniest commercials of the year" TAG body spray, as the Mrs. Robinson-MILF who seduces her daughter's boyfriend. Rebecca played the title role in Indy film "A House on a Hill", starring with Philip Baker Hall, and worked on the critically acclaimed film "A Perfect Ending" with John Heard. Some of Rebecca's other series regular roles include the sex-crazed anchorwoman Sherry Beck on the newsroom drama "Live Shot"; innocent vampire Daphne Collins on the revised "Dark Shadows" with Ben Cross; the first lesbian television character Ellen Sommers on NBC's "Trade Winds"; and the billionaire widow/vampire/fashion designer Elizabeth Barrington on "Port Charles." Rebecca has most recently been seen on top-rated Hallmark Channel films, as well as the award-winning shows Masters of Sex, Dexter, Glee, Fairly Legal, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI, CSI: NY, NCIS, and Nip/Tuck. Rebecca is also recognized from network classics Cheers, Seinfeld, Ellen, The Wonder Years, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The Drew Carey Show, to name only a few. After college, Rebecca spent three years as a professional model based in Paris, and worked nonstop on location all over the world including Italy, Germany, and Japan, accumulating covers, features in fashion magazines, billboards, and international campaigns. She moved on to New York and continued working with the Ford Modeling agency. Booking her very first acting audition, Rebecca started her acting career as punk-rocker Cecelia Thompson on ABC's "Loving," followed by the series regular 'good girl,' Jessie Matthews, on "Guiding Light." An avid traveler, Rebecca has been from Russia to Costa Rica, Italy to Bali, Japan to Austria, France to Singapore, Estonia to Kauai, Crete to Zihuatanejo, Istanbul to Hong Kong, Helsinki to the Canary Islands, Tunisia to St. Barts, Tahiti to Tulum, and most places in between! She excels at every outdoor adventure sport - her garage looks like a miniature "Sports Chalet." Another passion of Rebecca's is architectural restoration -- hands on, she recently completed a top-to-bottom inside-out year-long project of restoring a 100-year-old home from a "haunted crack house" to the historic jewel it deserves to be appreciated as. Having reconstructed every house she's ever lived in, Rebecca is always looking for the next restoration project! Rebecca also applies her construction and handiwork skills to projects for Habitat for Humanity. She and her longtime partner, William deVry, are very active in dog rescue. They foster four-legged friends who are slated for euthanasia, rehabilitate them, and find them qualified forever homes. They presently have five dogs of their own, but there's frequently an extra one or two in transition. They live in a registered historic home in the Hollywood Hills where Rebecca excels in landscape architecture, interior design, and gourmet cooking. Rebecca studied in New York City with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios, and in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.
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  • Isaac KragtenJosh

    Isaac Kragten is an actor, known for Breakthrough (2019), Odd Squad (2014) and The War with Grandpa (2020).
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  • Marcela Ruiz EsparzaActor

  • Josh LucasBrian Smith

    Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor. Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. Unbeknownst to the filmmakers, 8 year old Lucas was hiding in the sand dunes watching filming during the climatic scene where teenage lovers engage in a lovesick fight. It was during this experience that Lucas decided to pursue a career in film which he has now done for nearly 3 decades. Born to young radical politically active parents in Arkansas in 1971, Lucas spent his early childhood nomadically moving around the southern U.S. The family finally settled in Gig Harbor, Washington, where Lucas attended high school. The school had an award winning drama/debate program and Lucas won the State Championship in Dramatic Interpretation and competed at the 1989 National Championship. Brief stints in professional theater in Seattle followed before Lucas moved to Los Angeles. After receiving breaks playing a young George Armstrong Custer in the Steven Spielberg produced Class of '61 (1993) and Frank Marshall's film Alive (1993), Lucas' career toiled in minor TV appearances. Frustrated, he decided to start over and relocated to New York City. In NYC, Lucas studied acting for years under Suzanne Shepherd and worked in smaller theater productions like Shakespeare in the Parking Lot before receiving another break in 1997 when he was cast as Judas in Terrence McNally's controversial off-Broadway production Corpus Christi. The play led to his being cast in the films You Can Count on Me (2000) and American Psycho (2000). These films were followed by interesting performances in the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind (2001) and the box office hit Sweet Home Alabama (2002). Lucas has since worked with many of the film community's greatest talents. He starred alongside Jon Voight in Jerry Bruckheimer's Glory Road (2006), for which Lucas added 40 pounds to transform himself into legendary basketball coach Don Haskins. Lucas also starred with Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss in Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon (2006). He starred with Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford in Lasse Hallström's An Unfinished Life (2005). He also starred opposite Jamie Bell in David Gordon Green's Undertow (2004), which was also produced by Terrence Malick. Additionally, Lucas worked alongside Christopher Walken in Around the Bend (2004). He performed with Jennifer Connelly and Eric Bana in Ang Lee's Hulk (2003). Other credits include Wonderland (2003), The Deep End (2001), American Psycho (2000), Session 9 (2001) and You Can Count on Me (2000). Lucas' theater credits include the off-Broadway run of "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell"; Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie", which appeared on Broadway in 2005; Terrence McNally's "Corpus Christi" at the Manhattan Theater Club; Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen"; and "The Picture of Dorian Gray". Lucas has always been fascinated by documentaries and performed voice work with film legend Ken Burns on the documentary The War (2007), and also provided voice-over work for Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007), Trumbo (2007) and Resolved (2007). Lucas' first venture into production was Stolen (2009), in which he played the single father of a mentally challenged boy. The film was the first project to be produced through Lucas' production company, "Two Bridges". In the past few years, Lucas' films include The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Daydream Nation (2010), Peacock (2010), as Charles Lindbergh in Clint Eastwood's film J. Edgar (2011), and the massive Australian box office and critical success Red Dog (2011), for which Lucas won Australia's best actor award (The I.F. Award). He also played Beat generation legend Neal Cassady in Big Sur (2013). He can be seen in Kevin Connolly's Dear Eleanor (2016), the upcoming Sundance festival film Little Accidents and the NY indie film The Mend.
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