Breakthrough is a Christian drama directed by Roxann Dawson. The film stars Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammel, and Dennis Haysbert.

The film was released on April 17, 2019 and is the first motion picture from 20th Century Fox to be distributed through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures following the acquisition of 20th Century Fox.


John Smith fell through ice on Lake St. Louis while playing with friends. He was put in a coma after being rescued by first responder Tommy Shine. The film follows his parents Joyce and Brian, whose faith in God keeps their hope alive that John will pull through.


  • Chrissy Metz as Joyce Smith
  • Josh Lucas as Brian Smith
  • Marcel Ruiz as John Smith
  • Topher Grace as Pastor Jason Noble
  • Mike Colter as Tommy Shine
  • Sam Trammell as Dr. Kent Sutterer
  • Dennis Haysbert as Dr. Jeremy Garrett


  • This is the first 20th Century Fox film to be distributed through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
  • Due to being released on the same day as DisneyNature's Penguins, this marks the first time Disney theatrically releases two films on the same day since the 3-D double feature theatrical reissues of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 back in 2009.
    • In addition to Disney's completed acquisition of 21st Century Fox (including 20th Century Fox) and further release date changes, it also marks the last time both a Disney film and a 20th Century Fox film have been theatrically released on the same day.

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