The Other Side of Heaven Image

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

Summary: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home", and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever.
Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and brief disturbing images.
Production: 3Mark Entertainment
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Tonga (Tonga Islands)
Home Release Date: Apr 1, 2003
Director Credit
Mitch Davis Director
Writer Credit
John H. Groberg Writer
Mitch Davis Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Anne Hathaway Jean Sabin
Christopher Gorham John Groberg
Cast Credit
Alvin Fitisemanu Tomasi
Apii McKinley Noli
Brian Richards Crowd Member #1
Jeremy Birchall Edward
Joe Folau Feki
Maggie Harper John's Mother
Miriama Smith Lavania
Nathaniel Lees Kelepi
Paki Cherrington Minister
Peter Sa'ena-Brown Kuli
Rick Leckinger Photographer
Ross Duncan John's Father
Whetu Fala Asi
Producer Credit
David Shoshan Executive Producer
Gerald R. Molen Producer
John Garbett Producer
Mitch Davis Executive Producer
Steven Ramirez Associate Producer
Tim Coddington Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: