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‘This is Us’ Chrissy Metz Stars in Upcoming Faith-Based Film

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Miracles still happen. That is the message of the faith-based film, Breakthrough starring This is Us’ Chrissy Metz. Based on Joyce Smith’s book, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection, Breakthrough tells the true story of an event that happened just four years ago.

Metz plays Smith whose 14-year-old son falls through the ice of a Missouri lake. He was trapped under water for 15 minutes and even after he was rescued, he had no pulse for 43 minutes. All seemed lost and Smith was told to come in and say her goodbyes to her son as there was no hope for the boy. But Smith refused to give up and continued to pray for her son’s complete recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Not only did her son come back to life, but he is alive today telling his story.

Directed by Roxann Dawson and produced by DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven), Breakthrough also stars Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter…

The Big 10: Actors You Forgot Were on 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'

1.    Lawrence Fishburne
Known for his work in The Matrix series, Fishburne played Cowboy Curtis. Think 1950’s squeaky clean cowboy with a mullet.
 

2.    Gregory Harrison
Harrison starred on Tapper John, M.D. from 1979-1985. For Playhouse, he voiced Conky 2000 (a robot who gave Herman the “secret word” each week) for the first season and then played Knucklehead (a large fist with googly eyes who told knock knock jokes)
 

3.    Jimmy Smits
Known for his roles on L.A. Law and NYPD Blue, Smits played Johnny Wilson, the authorized Conky repairman
 

4.    William Horace Marshall
Known for his work in the films Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream, Marshall played the role of King of Cartoons.
 

5.    Natasha Lyonne
Known for her roles in the American Pie movie series and Orange is the New Black TV series, Lyonne played one of the Playhouse Gang children.
 

6.    Alisan Porter
Porter is known for starring in the film Curly Sue and most recently won season 10 of The Voice, Porter also played one of the Playhouse Gang children.
 

7.    Bernard Fox
Fox played Dr. Bombay on Bewitched and Colonel Crittendon on Hogan’s Heroes before appearing as Dr. Jinga Janga who would appear when Jambi (a genie played by John Paragon) would get sick.
 

8.    Calvert DeForest
Better known as Larry “Bud” Melman on Late Night with David Letterman, DeForest played Rusty, an old man that acted just like one of the Playhouse Gang children.
 

9.    Sandra Bernhard
Comedian Bernhard played Rhonda, the Picturephone operator who had a crush on Pee-Wee.
 

10.    Phil Hartman
Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the sitcom NewsRadio, Hartman played Captain Carl, a sea captain who brought odd things from the ocean for show and tell.


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