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I Can Only Imagine (2018)

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The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

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Andrew Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers), Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)

Writers:

Bart Millard (based on the life story of), Jon Erwin (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Michael Finley ... Bart
Madeline Carroll ... Shannon
Dennis Quaid ... Arthur
Trace Adkins ... Brickell
Cloris Leachman ... Memaw
Jason Burkey ... Mike
Mark Furze ... Nathan
Randy McDowell ... Jim
Cole Marcus ... Robbie
Alexander Dominguez ... Kent
Brody Rose ... Young Bart
Taegen Burns ... Young Shannon
J.R. Cacia ... Rusty
Tanya Clarke ... Adele
Nicole DuPort ... Amy Grant
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Storyline

10-year-old Bart Millard lives with his mother and abusive father Arthur in Texas. One day his mother drops him off at a Christian camp where he meets Shannon. Upon his return from camp, Bart finds his mother has left and movers are removing her belongings. He angrily confronts his father, who denies that his abusiveness was the reason she left. Years later, in high school, Bart and Shannon are dating. Bart plays football to please his father, but is injured, breaking both ankles and ending his career. The only elective with openings is music class, so he reluctantly signs up..

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Based on the untold true story of the multi-platinum song that inspires millions. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Can Only Imagine See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,108,914, 18 March 2018

Gross USA:

$83,482,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,946,295
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Quaid's character was a quarterback in high school. He also played a quarterback in Any Given Sunday (1999). If you notice the picture Bart has of his dad, it's a picture of Quaid in his #19 black jersey from Any Given Sunday. See more »

Goofs

Amy tells the audience that they will be the first to hear I Can Only Imagine, but others have heard Bart's demo which was recorded in front of a live audience. See more »

Quotes

Young Shannon: Bart, I'm terrified you saw what was written in my journal. Did you?
Young Bart: No. Wh-what're you talking about?
Young Shannon: You're lying. You saw every word, didn't you?
Young Bart: Maybe.
Young Shannon: Well, then here goes. You know what I think? I think that someday we're gonna fall in love, get married, and that's our destiny. And now I'm mortified. I'm gonna walk down this hill and help Kent.
Young Bart: Wa-wa-wa-wait wait. Shannon, please stay.
Young Shannon: Why? Afraid of the dark? Afraid of monsters?
Young Bart: I just don't like being alone.
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Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Jurassic Park 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Attic
Written by Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer and Timothy Shay Spencer
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16 March 2018 | by jim-32179See all my reviews

I have gone to faith based movies before and always left for the most part unsatisfied. I can tell you this movie is different. You do not have to be Christian to understand and appreciate the story line. The movie is about forgiveness and hope and there is nothing wrong with that. The acting is well done, the story line is easy to follow and i must say there were more then a few times i got dust in my eyes and they watered. The song has touched millions and now the story will to. I heard it once said the song seems to never go away. Well there is a reason it never stops giving and the movie does not disappoint. I highly recommended this film.


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