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By Excel Entertainment Press Release
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Idaho Man's Story Comes to the Big Screen Jan 18

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Excel Entertainment Group has announced that "The Other Side of Heaven" will open in Idaho theaters on Friday, January 18. Based on the true-life experiences of Idaho native John Groberg, "The Other Side of Heaven" stars Christopher Gorham and Anne Hathaway ("The Princess Diaries"). The team of Hollywood filmmakers to work on the project included Academy Award-winning producer Gerald R. Molen, whose film credits include "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park".

Set on a small island in the Kingdom of Tonga in the 1950's, the story follows Groberg as he is sent as a young missionary to Tonga. The movie combines drama, adventure and romance in an epic tale of love, culture and faith.

The movie was the #1 unrestricted film per screen in the nation after its opening weekend on December 14, with a staggering box office per screen average of $29,176. Tom Cruise's film "Vanilla Sky," which opened the same weekend, had a per screen average of $9,117.

The only film to outperform "The Other Side of Heaven" on its opening weekend was the R-rated comedy The Royal Tenenbaums, starring an Oscar-winning ensemble cast that includes Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Danny Glover.

The film will open in Edwards theaters in Boise, Nampa and Idaho Falls, and Carmike theaters in Pocatello and Twin Falls. The film's official web site, , lists complete and up-to-date theater information. Excel Entertainment Group is distributing "The Other Side of Heaven."



Idaho Man's Story Comes to the Big Screen Jan 18
Excel Entertainment Press Release 5Jan02 A2


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