GenreDrama, Family, Fantasy Running time1h 55m CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) WriterChuck Konzelman, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, Cary Solomon ScreenplayCary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell CastKevin Sorbo (Ben Walker), Debby Ryan (Kimberly Walker), Kristy Swanson (Wendy Walker), John Ratzenberger (Mike The Angel), Taylor Groothuis (Megan Walker) Similar moviesKevin Sorbo appears in What If and Gods Not Dead
TaglineWhat if God gave you a second chance?
What If... is a 2010 drama film directed by Dallas Jenkins. It stars Kevin Sorbo, John Ratzenberger, Kristy Swanson and Debby Ryan. The film was released in theaters on August 20, 2010. It is the first film in a two-movie partnership between Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix Entertainment.
When Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) was young, he left his girlfriend Wendy (Kristy Swanson) and his hometown calling for a business opportunity. 15 years later, with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by Mike (John Ratzenberger), an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his original plans.
What If... was filmed June 28–July 14, 2009, mostly in Manistee, Michigan at 10 West Studios, with some filming done in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jenkins Entertainment is owned by Jerry B. Jenkins and operated by his son Dallas Jenkins. Jerry will serve as executive producer and Dallas will direct both films. Pure Flix Entertainment will produce and supervise marketing and distribution for the films.
Kevin Sorbo as Ben Walker
Kristy Swanson as Wendy Walker
Debby Ryan as Kimberly "Kim" Walker
Taylor Groothius as Megan Walker
John Ratzenberger as Mike, the Angel
Kristin Minter as Cynthia
Toni Trucks as Claire
Stelio Savante as Joel Muller
Kevin Yon as Charlie
Tom McElroy as James McCutcheon
Grant James as Henryk Zimmerman
What If... was screened at the Christian Writer's Guild conference in Denver, Colorado. The audience, which included Jerry B. Jenkins and his wife, gave the film a standing ovation.
Kevin Sorbo won the Grace Award for Movies for his work in What If... at the 2011 Movieguide Awards.