Miracle in East Texas is an incredible story of American entrepreneurship. Inspired by a true story, it tells the story of the biggest oil strike in United States history. I was recently able to watch a screener of this western, romantic comedy. And I loved it! It’s suitable for all ages. Watch the trailer below.
Sorbo Studios produces films that uplift and entertain. Miracle in East Texas stars Kevin Sorbo (also director), John Ratzenberger, Lou Gossett Jr., Tyler Mane. Also starring and produced by CC mom Sam Sorbo. With CC homeschool graduate Braeden Sorbo.
Miracle in East Texas Review
Miracle in East Texas is an 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 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.
Watch the trailer!
This is a great movie for the whole family! Miracle in East Texas is a story about hope and redemption. And we see it all play out. Including the most surprising court session I’ve seen. Ever hear of a judge declaring a recess for 1 or 2 weeks so he could think while he was fishing? lol
While the men started out as con men, there is a good message on forgiveness and its blessings. One of the widows testified in court asking the judge to set them free.
The movie has a happy ending. The widows are set for life, the church members become millionaires, and Dad gets married!
“The real miracle is that every lie that I told turned out to be the truth. Not by my design but that of a Higher Power” – Doc Boyd in his speech at the wedding of Dad.
A great ending!
Homeschooling with Miracle in East Texas
I always loved having lessons around what we were watching or reading when we homeschooled. You can read more about our homeschool days.
This is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn about some Texas history, oil, entrepreneurship, the power of forgiveness, and even some math!
Here is a free downloadable homeschool curricula available from Sorbo Studios.
And a free downloadable discussion guide for book groups is also available.
Miracle in East Texas is only in theaters on October 29 & 30! You are going to want to take your whole family to see this movie. Get your tickets now!
You can purchase tickets to see this movie HERE.
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