Forgiving the Franklins

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Divine Intervention lifts the burden of Original Sin from a conservative and devoutly religious North Carolina family, but not everyone in their cookie cutter suburban neighborhood is entirely thrilled with the once-reserved family's sudden about face. The Franklins are your stereotypical Americans, passionless and painfully repressed. Father Frank is a successful lawyer, and mother Betty tends to the home while son Brian is leading the high school football team to victory and daughter Caroline is cheering on the...
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Divine Intervention lifts the burden of Original Sin from a conservative and devoutly religious North Carolina family, but not everyone in their cookie cutter suburban neighborhood is entirely thrilled with the once-reserved family's sudden about face. The Franklins are your stereotypical Americans, passionless and painfully repressed. Father Frank is a successful lawyer, and mother Betty tends to the home while son Brian is leading the high school football team to victory and daughter Caroline is cheering on the players from the sidelines. Not one of the Franklins is genuinely contented in the roles they play or the fa├žade they put forward, yet they still continue with the same grueling game day after monotonous day. Then, one afternoon, the Franklins are involved in a violent car crash: Frank, Betty, and Brian all lapse into a deep coma as a result of the trauma, yet shaken Caroline somehow manages to escape serious injury. Upon emerging from their collective coma, Frank, Betty, and Brian begin to lead their lives without shame - much to the horror of uptight daughter Caroline. Caroline is completely repulsed by her family's newfound sense of sexual liberation, and the traditionally minded members of their community openly share her sense of deep disgust. It isn't long before tensions in the neighborhood begin to rise, leading to a conclusion that will forever alter the way we perceive small town America.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • UPC: 094922875457
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Indie Pictures
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Pavia Brian Franklin
Teresa Willis Betty Franklin
Robertson Dean Frank Franklin
Aviva Caroline Franklin
Mari Blackwell
Technical Credits
Jay Floyd Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Lawrence Benedict Editor
Rob Houk Producer
Cindy O'Connor Score Composer
Elizabeth Schroder Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forgiving the Franklins
1. Wake Up [1:28]
2. First Breakfast [:55]
3. Back to School [7:14]
4. Stupid Girl [4:36]
5. Evening Prayers [2:36]
6. Edible Flowers [1:45]
7. Jesus H Christ [6:47]
8. Coming Home [4:09]
9. More Evening Prayers [5:14]
10. Coming at Home [4:22]
11. Good Morning [2:49]
12. Sanctuary [11:35]
13. Working It Out [2:10]
14. Chili & Sodomy [6:21]
15. Love On the Rocks [4:33]
16. At the Office [8:01]
17. Coach Caldwell [6:23]
18. Holier Than Thou [6:30]
19. Last Breakfast [5:02]
20. Wake Up Again [7:22]
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Disc #1 -- Forgiving the Franklins
   Pray
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   Trailer
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