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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Sam Sorbo: Forgiveness Plays a Central Role in "Miracle in East Texas"

She and her husband Kevin Sorbo star in the new comedy that is inspired by a true story.

Kevin and Sam Sorbo appear in a screenshot from the trailer for "Miracle in East Texas."
Kevin and Sam Sorbo appear together in a screenshot from the trailer for "Miracle in East Texas." Image: Sorbo Studios/Fathom Events.

Miracle in East Texas hits the silver screen this weekend for a limited engagement. The faith-based picture, which is set in the Great Depression, follows two conmen - played by Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger - who swindle widows out their savings by promising them riches from the oil business.

Sam Sorbo - a co-producer of the film - stars as one of said widows. In a plot twist, she ends up winning the heart of her husband's character, helping to open his eyes to the dishonesty of his scheme. During a recent interview on the Blessings and Motherhood podcast to promote the production, she said it is a "family-friendly comedy," because the mother of three and her husband are "family-oriented people."

Sam and Kevin Sorbo, who also directed the movie, are both outspoken Christians, and she states that the story trumpets a message of forgiveness, something that runs counter to today's so-called "cancel culture," which she describes as "the practice of unforgiveness."

"The discussion of forgiveness is a big one for me. I've been writing about forgiveness for decades: it's sort of a passion of mine...I've needed a lot of forgiveness (laughs); I've needed to offer a lot of forgiveness."

Miracle in East Texas, which is narrated by Oscar-Award winner and Hollywood veteran Louis Gossett Jr., is scheduled to be in theaters for just two days: Sunday, October 29th and Monday, October 30th. You can purchase tickets to a theater in your area via this link to the website of distributor Fathom Events.


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