A tall tale based on an absolutely true story.
“We need more principled filmmakers and storytellers who can weave moral fabric back into our culture. We need to compete in the marketplace of influence in a positive way and shout Truth from the mountaintops.”
– Kevin Sorbo speaking at THE RETURN: National and Global Day of Prayer And Repentance (September 25, 2020)
THE RETURN: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance was simulcast live on September 25 & 26, 2020. View the full event Replay at: https://www.TheReturn.org.
Inspired by one of the most improbably true stories ever, this the entertaining tale of two aging con-men at the dawn of the Great Depression, and the biggest oil strike in the history of the world.
Irving Tanner, Jr. (Lou Gossett, Jr.) recounts the 1930 legend. Times are hard, when the unluckiest wildcatter in the world, Dad Everett (John Ratzenberger) teams up with Doc Boyd (Kevin Sorbo), a charming snake oil salesman. Together they convince several new widows (Sam Sorbo, Paula Boudreau, and others) to invest in their worthless oil wells.
Then, the unthinkable happens! Now our two Casanovas are faced with a challenge: declare another dry hole for a clean escape, or bring the well in like genuine oil men, and likely spend the rest of their lives in jail?
Meanwhile, some of their investors are angry, and fixing to do something about it. And one of them is truly a ``mountain`` of a man. (Tyler Mane)
What happens next? Doc preaches, the Good Lord teaches, and a judge reaches a surprising conclusion. The mostly true story will make you laugh, shed a tear, and give you pride in the God-Blessed American way.
Review: Anthem Film Festival
WILD FIRE FILMS, LLC in association with ETO FILMS, LLC presents a film by KEVIN SORBO
“MIRACLE IN EAST TEXAS”*
KEVIN SORBO JOHN RATZENBERGER TYLER MANE SAM SORBO
AND LOU GOSSETT, JR.
Casting by STEPHEN SNYDER ANTHONY FONTANA
editor PETER DEVANEY production designer KEN WILLS
costume designer BRIANNA MARYON
Music by MARC VANOCUR director of photography CHARLES HAMILTON
line producer JOHN DUFFY
executive producer SCOTT JONES & JASON WAN LIM
produced by SAM SORBO KEVIN SORBO DAN GORDON JAMES QUATTROCHI
written by DAN GORDON screenplay by DAN GORDON directed by KEVIN SORBO
* Produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund
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