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Paradise Recovered (2010)

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A devout young woman learns about faith, living, and love from a surprising source.

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Heather Wallis ...
Esther (as Heather Del Rio)
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Gabriel (as Dane Seth Hurlburt)
Oliver Luke ...
Mark
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Austin Chittim ...
Phillip Sawyer
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Mrs. Sawyer
Richard Dillard ...
Warren F. Vanderbilt
Jim Aabear ...
Richard
Marina Seitsinger ...
Susan
Leah Kirts ...
Bridget
Anna Valerie Becker ...
Sophie
Sarah Ivey-Lucas ...
Woman in Store
Craig Dalton ...
Bar Dude 1
Scott Drichel ...
Bar Dude 2
Trenadee Lafferty ...
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Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime - to attend Vanderbilt's Kingdom Bible College and to marry Phillip Sawyer, the son of a minister and a Kingdom student being groomed for the ministry. When the fundamentalist Christian sect falls on hard times, Esther looks for employment at a local health food store to supplement the group's income. At the store, Esther gets a chance to share her faith with her new manager, Gabriel, a devout skeptic and preacher's kid, and his roommate, Mark, a college drop-out who finds Christian television to be great entertainment. Shot entirely on location in Southern Indiana and Austin, Texas, Paradise Recovered attempts a modern-day retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan while addressing the important topics of faith, tolerance, and spiritual abuse in modern culture. Written by Andie Redwine

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It's about believing.

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Esther: I'm Jezebel.
Gabriel: Jezebel...
Esther: Jezebel!
Gabriel: Like the Bible story.
Esther: Right.
Gabriel: You've a wicked queen?
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One animal was saved during the making of this film. Little Blue "Wildcat" Garcia. See more »

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Features The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »

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The Best Thing
Written by Evan Slusher
Performed by Evan Slusher
Produced by Eddie Prather and Minor Prophrt Studios
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6 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Andie Redwine has written a script that is entertaining, humorous, but socially significant in a culture splintered between conservative totalism and liberal totalism. Andie provides a contrast between two sets of men, both father-son. Philip doesn't accept his father's beliefs totally, but plays the game for his own selfish reasons. Gabriel also rejects his father's beliefs, but openly admits the fact. The two fathers are ministers - one focused on rules and control, the other focused on relationship and grace. The two sons woo the same woman - one for his own selfish motives, the other out of concern for Esther. The film is about the insidious abuse of cults, but it provides a contrast between real men who are comfortable with difference and cowards who try to force others to be carbon copies of themselves.


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