90 Minutes in Heaven

Drama film

died January 18, 1989 when a semitractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing , joy, and like he'd never known before. Don was in Heaven.

In 2014 Jackson formed Giving Films to further raise standards on Christian filmmaking and, with film profits, to continue to support charities/ministries helping women and orphans.

In 2014 Jackson formed to further raise standards on Christian filmmaking and, with film profits, to continue to support charities/ministries helping women and orphans.

At daybreak on February 2, 2015, inside a chilly research hospital built in the 1970s on the edge of Atlanta, the 90 Minutes in Heaven cast and crew, led by producer and Georgia native and Director Michael Polish, rolled cameras for the first time. Their aim? To recreate the New York Times bestselling book, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life , written by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey, originally published in 2004 by Baker Publishing more 7 million copies sold in 46 languages. Their second objective was, as Rick Jackson put it, to tell the rest of story.

That day in February, for 12 hours cast and crew hustled about the hospital's closed off wing working through scenes. As his wife smiled and politely stayed out of the way, a gray bearded man in his 60s, with a slight limp, moved through the set interacting with nearly every cast and cr ew member, offering directions, telling jokes, praying for people and standing still when cameras rolled. Here were the real Don and Eva Piper. Don remained a constant presence on set and, whenever possible, Eva and their children joined him.

After seven long years of declining offers from major production companies and movie studios, Don and Eva found a production partner to entrust with their family's story. “For seven years I'd prayed, ‘God, we've got to get this movie made. Please, let's move it forward.' Then one night I thought, ‘This is not the right prayer,'” Eva recalls. “I changed it to, ‘God, put this movie in the hands of the people you want to make it to glorify you.'”

Two weeks later, in the fall of 2014 and on his way to an LSU football game with his son, Don's phone rang, showing an unfamiliar number. It was Rick Jackson, chair and CEO of a newly formed film company called Giving Films. Don recalls his surprise. “Not only did Rick want to fund and produce an accurate and hopeful movie, he wanted to give all his proceeds away,” he said.

Jackson collaborated with EFO Films, which controlled the movie rights to Don's book, and signed Michael Polish to adapt the screenplay and direct. Over the next several months Jackson, Polish and Bosworth spent hours talking directly with Don and Eva until all parties believed the screenplay captured the entire family's journey.

On the screenplay, Polish worked closely with his wife, Kate Bosworth, who stars in the film as Eva Piper, alongside Hayden Christensen as Don. “Working with Kate I liked so much I married her. It's not work; it's a collaboration that you feel when you're a director and you want that with an actor. And it's as great a marriage on the set as off. Her collaboration was to embody Eva but also to understand what it's like to be a mother. She was able to learn Eva and the ways she mothered her kids, to get the insight no book can give, to find the tissue between every moment.” says Director Michael Polish.

Share this article: 90 Minutes in Heaven



Bradley Cooper became fluent in French at Georgetown and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2006 in Joe Montello’s production of “Three Days of Rain” opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July 2008, Cooper joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play “The Understudy,”

An Enigma Unleashed: A Review of Arrival (2016)

Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” is a masterclass in science fiction filmmaking. It breaks free from the shackles of expected alien invasion tropes, offering a meditative exploration of human emotion, existence, and the power of communication. The film surprises you, empowers you, and leaves you pondering over the infinite puzzles of life long after the credits have rolled.

Toy Story 3 has received universal critical acclaim. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 99% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 236 reviews, with an average score of 8.8/10. The critical consensus is: Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated film. It is the third film in the Toy Story series. The film is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf all reprised their voice-over roles from the previous films. Jim Varney, who played Slinky Dog in the first two films, and Joe Ranft, who portrayed Wheezy and Lenny, died before production began on the third film.

Journey to the West

This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in “giving himself for the greater cause”, risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.

Kate and Mark King’s posh suburban world was scripted as being in Connecticut, but was filmed in Westchester, NY, at a private house in Harrison.

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN balances its broad comedy and emotional truth with a bit of fantasy and high glamour – or as director Nick Cassavetes dubs it, the film is “candy-dipped.”