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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Kevin Sorbo's "Miracle in East Texas" Hits Theaters Next Week

The faith-based comedy features several other Christian stars, including Louis Gossett Jr.

Kevin Sorbo (center) and John Ratzenberger (right) appear in a scene from "Miracle in East Texas."
Kevin Sorbo (center) and John Ratzenberger (right) appear in a scene from "Miracle in East Texas." Image: Sorbo Studios/Fathom Events.

Kevin Sorbo will cap off 2023 the same way he started it, by pulling double duty on a limited engagement feature film. In January, the 65-year-old Minnesota native starred in and directed the latest iteration of the Left Behind franchise, and he will now follow up by doing the same with Miracle in East Texas.

Billed as a "tale of hope" and one of "redemption," it is loosely based on actual events from the Great Depression. Sorbo, who in real life is a committed Believer, plays a conman who swindles widows with promises of hitting it big in the oil industry. John Ratzenberger - of Cheers fame - plays his partner in crime, while Louis Gossett Jr. narrates the story.

Sorbo's wife, Sam, joins him on screen, which she has done on several previous occasions, dating back to the 1990s: they met then on the set of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, the show that first launched Sorbo to fame. In this picture, Mrs. Sorbo plays one of the aforementioned widows and is also a co-producer.

Miracle in East Texas is scheduled to be in theaters for just two days - October 29th and 30th - and you can purchase tickets to a theater in your area via this link to the website of distributor Fathom Events. In the meantime, the trailer below will give you a better sense of what to expect.


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