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Faith Happens (2006)

"LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. THIS FILM WILL PICK YOU UP." This true story is about ordinary people who discover that faith happens in the midst of lifes twists and turns. Every incident in ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Rick Garside

Writer:

Rick Garside
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Marchiano ... Peter
Peter Husmann Peter Husmann ... John
Sierra Wingert Sierra Wingert ... Amy
James Wong ... Jimmy
Austin Kemie Austin Kemie ... Masa
Cole Barager ... Eddie
Peggy Lord Chilton Peggy Lord Chilton ... Mary
Sandra Staggs ... Renee
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Alice
Frederick Stuart ... Jacob (as Freddy Douglas)
Britt George ... Agent Gardner
Victor Samuel Lopez ... Carlos (as Victor Cohn-Lopez)
Gabriel Byer ... Adam
Lisa Cole ... Cathy
Veronica Bero ... Barbara

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"LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. THIS FILM WILL PICK YOU UP." This true story is about ordinary people who discover that faith happens in the midst of lifes twists and turns. Every incident in this film is based on actual events that came from the same small church. What do a drug addict, a feisty old lady, an African refugee, an ex-boxer, a salesman and a Chinese entrepreneur have in common? They are all connected through Heights Community Church.

Nine-year old Amy, who, in her own words has been grown up a long time, deals with problems that would break many a grown up. She wonders about why things happen and whether God is out there looking after us.

John - the pastor, faces this question himself as his wife lies dying of cancer and his estranged son has dropped off the face of the earth. In order to experience Gods grace, he learns If you're going through hell, don't stop.

Amy discovers that miracles do happen, tragedy strikes when you least expect, and God is not always easy to understand...

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Genres:

Drama

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This is a film about real people experiencing real faith.
30 October 2007 | by riknheidiSee all my reviews

Excellent! This film is worth seeing. As a friend of mine said - it was 2 hours well spent. The amazing aspect of this film is that all the stories are true and can be verified - stay and watch the credits - all the way to the very end! Not only are all the stories true - they all came from one church. This film is not like other Christian films - not only does it have excellent production value - it doesn't shy away from real life. It is a powerful drama - dealing with very tough issues, yet it is not without hope. If you ever wondered what real faith in God looks like and what a real church community feels like - this is one of the most honest films you will see. I laughed and I cried. I want to see it again!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fullerton, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Side By Side Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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