Heaven Is for Real

Synopsis: This is the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. The church turns on him and so does eveyone who is closer or further to him including his wife.
Director(s): Randall Wallace
Production: Sony Pictures
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


Is heaven a hope?

Or as real as the earth and sky?

I once asked my grandfather that question.

And he said by the time he knew the answer

it would be too late for him to tell me.

The day would come when

I asked that question again,

staring into the eyes of my son.

- Mighty quick.

- I don't get paid by the hour.

I'm afraid you don't get

paid by cash, either.

- Are you sure you're okay with the carpet?

- Times are tough.

Your business improves, mine will, too.

- Why don't you grab a hose?

- Did you rob a carpet store, Todd?

Unlike you guys, I actually have a job.

Look at these bums.

And he's got five of them.

Do you want some help?

You know, if you keep accepting

things instead of money,

eventually, you're going to run out

of things and money.

Yeah, I have to downsize, man. Downsize.

You ladies just keep your seats.

Todd and I got this.

- Yeah, don't help. Not necessary.

- No problem.

Longhorns, let's go! Line it up!

Show me what you got!

Coach is late!

Go, go, Burpos, Burpos!

Let's go, Davidson! You were slacking

last week. These ladies are watching.

That's it, that's it.

That's what I'm talking about right there.

I want you and you up.

...every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Every Monday.

...never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Hang on, hang on, hang on.

We gotta work on that pitch, ladies.

- Well, it's a little bit pious.

- Shall we try it one more time?

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Okay, once more.

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

- There's my guy

- Daddy!

How are you? What's happening?

How are you doing?

How was your day?

What's going on in there?

Mom has a house full of women

and Cassie thinks she's one, too.

Oh, no. They're singing.

...tongues above

Todd's home.

All right, how about boy's night out,

we go get some pizza? Pizza Palace?

- Really?

- What do you think?

What do you think?

Does that sound good?

What kind are you going to get?

- Cheese.

- No, you're not.

- Cheese.

- Cheese.

What's wrong, Dad?

There are some people over at the hospital

and they want me to come by.

...to sing Thy grace

- I'll go with you.

- You're going to go with me?

I don't know if that's such a good idea.

It might be a little sad or a little scary.

That's all right.

If I'm with you, I won't be afraid.

You're coming with me, then.

Hospital and pizza. Hospital and pizza.

Let's go.

You know what we say when we're hungry?

There's the doctor.

- Reverend Burpo.

- Todd.

- Todd.

- Yeah.

My name is Lee. My father

asked for a pastor.

- Would you mind talking to him?

- Sure.

- Great.

- Sure. Are you okay, pal?

He's in here.

My name's Todd.

I'm here to pray for you.

Is there anything you're sorry for?


I believe God forgives.

And if he forgives anything,

he forgives everything.

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

"And then said to the

lion, 'Of all the deaths

"'we could have died,

this is the one we would have chosen. "'

Take your blanket.

- Night-night.

- Dad.

- Yeah?

- I prayed for the sick man.

We're currently looking at 62 degrees

with winds out of the south-southwest

at 13 miles an hour.

Lows expected to be in the mid-to upper...

When Jay offered us a house

as a part of my salary,

he never mentioned the rail road.

I like the rumble. It's romantic.

- How tight are we this month?

- No, don't talk about money.

Slim Forrest couldn't pay for

those garage doors.

He donated some carpet

for the church instead.

But he said he had the cash

when he placed the order.

Things changed.

You had a rough day, didn't you?

As long as I'm with you, I'm not afraid.

You're good.

But let me tell you something.

The next time I'm practicing your

favorite hymn and you howl like a dog,

I'm going to whip you like a dog.

Do you hear me?

Doesn't sound so bad.


For I love the little children of the world

I will take you by the hand

Lead you to a better land

For I love.

Do you think Mom realizes

how funny she looks when she does that?

No. And we're not going

to tell her, are we?

All the children of the world

Red and yellow, black and white

All are precious in his sight

Jesus loves the little

children of the world

High five. Really good.

Really good, Douglas.

Voices of angels, right?

Well, this morning I want to talk to you about

what sort of commitment makes a marriage,

makes a relationship, makes up a life.

Last night, I stood in the bedroom where

our children sleep

and I listened to their mother read them

a bedtime story.

And in the final saga

of this wonderful land

where animals talk with humans

and a great lion leads them all to love

and faith and courage.

In the last chapter of this great story,

written for children just like me

and Mrs. Davis over here,

all of the lion's enemies have swept away

his followers except for two,

a bear and a unicorn,

who are trapped in a cave with the lion.

And because

the entrance to this cave is narrow,

the wave after wave of soldiers that

the evil king sends in

to try and kill them can't do it.

The lion, the bear, the unicorn,

they fight them off.

So finally, the king sends in a messenger.

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Randall Wallace

Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart. more…

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