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Based on Elder John Groberg's memoirs, THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN, Mitch Davis' feature debut stars Christopher Gorham (A LIFE LESS ORDINARY) as John Groberg, a 19-year-old missionary who goes to Rarotonga to convert the native Indians to Christianity. In the process, he has to face a number of frightening events that change his life forever. Hungry rats eat the soles of his feet, he is almost killed by a hurricane that devastates the island so that their food supplies run out and he starves, and he is caught in a storm at sea and nearly dies until he floats to safety. All the while he is reassured and strengthened by the sweet letters from his fianc?e, Jean Sabin (Anne Hathaway, THE PRINCESS DIARIES). The film veers on the fantastic and is peppered with nostalgia; a full moon peeks through soft fans of tree branches, and Jean spends much of her time gracefully gowned in frilly fifties frocks. Many members of the cast and crew are New Zealanders and Miriama Smith and Nathaniel Lees are both well-establishe...
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CastNathaniel Lees, Christopher Gorham, Peter Brown, Joe Folan, Miriama Smith, Whetu Fala, Alvin Fitisemanu, April McKinley
DirectorMitch Davis
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  December 14, 2001
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  April 01, 2003
Runtime:  1hr 53min
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Pros: ...     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven  By the side of the river of life"  ~Johnny Cash         The Other Side of Heaven is a small film based on the life of John & Jean Groberg and their life in missionary work.  As a young man, John must complete his studies in order to become a Mormon missionary.  This work he chose …
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