Heaven is for Real

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Release Date:

  • April 16, 2014

DVD: July 22, 2014

1h 39m | Drama

During an emergency appendectomy operation, Colton Burpo, only four years old at the time, claimed he'd been to heaven and sat on Jesus' lap. At first no one pays attention to the little boy, but when he reveals details of what happened while he was having an out-of-body experience, including describing what his parents were doing during his surgery and where they were, his family has second thoughts about his claims.

Colton talks about his great-grandfather, whom he's never met, and identifies him through a photo he's never seen. He also tells his parents he saw his other sister, who was miscarried at two months, saying she was happy to see him in Heaven. However, not everyone believes Colton, and it creates stress for the family.

A film adaptation of the novel by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and surrounding areas. Some cast members are Canadian.

Director: Randall Wallace
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church
Writer(s): Randall Wallace, Christopher Parker
Inspiration: Colton Burpo
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