7.6/10
25
3 user 4 critic

Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019)

Trailer
2:13 | Trailer

In Theaters Now

Renegade Texan scientist Jim Allison devotes his life work to find a cure for cancer after the disease takes the life of his mother.

Director:

Bill Haney

Writer:

Bill Haney
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

RAISE HELL: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Janice Engel
Stars: Harold Cook, Jim Hightower, Andy Ivins
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh
Judy II (2019)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock
Human Nature I (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century isn't digital, it's biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bolt
Stars: David Baltimore, Jill Banfield, Rodolphe Barrangou
Maiden (2018)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes
Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood
Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Katherine Kelly
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton
Stars: David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jan Crosby
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Olive
Stars: William J. Barber II, Danny Glover, Sherrilyn Ifill
Wild Rose (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Director: Tom Harper
Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson
Downton Abbey (2019)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Director: Michael Engler
Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Allison Jim Allison ... Himself
Woody Harrelson ... Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Renegade Texan scientist Jim Allison devotes his life work to find a cure for cancer after the disease takes the life of his mother.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,679, 29 September 2019

Gross USA:

$63,970

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,970
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Uncommon Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Best documentary about a scientist
15 July 2019 | by joeyyouSee all my reviews

This movie is about a scientist fighting to save his own life. Knowing that with a family history of cancer patients (his mom and brothers), Jim refused to leave his fate to anyone else. His effort not longer saved his life, but also many other cancer patients' lives. This is as good an outcome as you can possibly expect without making up stories like commercial movies do. He saved more people in real life than Iron Man, Superman, Aquaman, Spiderman and Batman combined.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed