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By Excel Entertainment Press Release

The Other Side of Heaven Scheduled to Open December 14 in Select Theaters

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Excel Entertainment Group has announced an official release date for the upcoming big-budget feature film The Other Side of Heaven. The Other Side of Heaven will open in 2 Wasatch Front theaters on Friday, December 14. The following week, December 21, the film will expand to open in over 50 theaters in Utah and Idaho. The film is expected to open in other markets, including Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and California in January 2002, and in other markets around the country by early spring.

From Academy Award(TM)-winning producer Gerald R. Molen (Schindler's List, Jurassic Park), The Other Side of Heaven stars Christopher Gorham (A Life Less Ordinary, "Felicity") and Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries). The film is based on the published memoirs of John H. Groberg, who in the 1950's traveled to the Kingdom of Tonga.

Filmed in New Zealand and the Cook Islands with a primarily Maori and Samoan supporting cast, The Other Side of Heaven tells the true story of Groberg's adventures on the islands of Tonga as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The film had a production budget of $7 million, making it the largest film Excel has distributed.

Distributors say they have chosen to open this way in order to see the film play in its potentially strongest markets before Christmas, traditionally one of the year's busiest box office seasons.

Utah and Idaho, where the film will initially open, have some of the largest population concentrations in the nation of both Polynesians and members of the Church.



The Other Side of Heaven Scheduled to Open December 14 in Select Theaters
Excel Entertainment Press Release 3Nov01 A2

See also:
In the Eye of the Storm
More about "In the Eye of the Storm" by Elder John H. Groberg at


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