About the Movie
Miracle in East Texas
Western, Drama
Miracle in East Texas
Production
Summer 2018
Time
1 hour, 40 minutes
Language
English
Country
United States, Canada
Company
Wild Fire Films
Distributor
TBD

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.

Producers
After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five.Read More
Sorbo earned international stardom playing the beloved Hercules in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999) the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.Read More
“Miracle in East Texas” is Dan Gordon’s seventeenth feature film, having authored such pictures as ``The Hurricane``, (which earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor), ``Wyatt Earp`` (Kevin Costner), ``Let There Be Light`` (Kevin Sorbo), ``The Assignment`` (Sir Ben Kingsley), ``Murder in The First`` (Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman) and ``Passenger 57`` (Wesley Snipes).Read More
James Quattrochi arrived in Los Angeles in 1991 - a young actor wanting to expand his involvement in the film industry. Having acted in many interesting projects his dream was to take his talents behind the camera. In 1995 James produced and stared in, In the Kingdom of the Blind, with William Petersen, Paul Winfield and Michael Biehn.Read More
Cast
Sorbo earned international stardom playing the beloved Hercules in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999) the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.Read More
During more than three decades of movie making and theatre, John Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer and multi Emmy-nominated actor. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.Read More
After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five.Read More
Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected and beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director.Read More

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