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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Meet the 98-Year-Old Behind Kevin Sorbo's Movie "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles"

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

The producer of this new faith-based film is a WWII veteran making his first foray into the movie business.

Kevin Sorbo in a scene from "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles." Image: Atlas Distribution Company.

Some two years after production wrapped, The Girl Who Believes in Miracles is now less than two weeks away from its theatrical debut. The film stars Christian actor Kevin Sorbo, Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and child actor Austin Johnson, who plays a girl whose prayers suddenly draw miraculous answers from God.

Larry Jaffe, producer of "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles." Image: Atlas Distribution Company.

Not to be flippant, but there is something of a miraculous element to the first-time producer of the movie, Larry Jaffe, a man who is nearly a centenarian! A former marketing man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII, he was born in the era of silent movies. In a social media promotional video for this picture, he demonstrates a quick wit, saying, "I tell people, 'I can't believe I'm 98.' I don't feel 98."

And he's clearly endowed with smarts as well, having earned two Ivy League sheepskins after his war service: an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and a master's degree from Columbia. Jaffe, who hopes to use profits from the film to help poor children through a program he established in Gainesville, FL, describes the picture as one in which people rediscover their faith.

"It's a family-oriented movie about people coming back to the path after they have left it."

If you'd like to watch that entire two-minute video with Mr. Jaffe, and we recommend you do, click this link to the movie's Facebook page. And you can catch The Girl Who Believes in Miracles starting on Friday, April 2nd when it releases in theaters.


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