A Long Way Off (DVD)
In this modern-day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son parable, young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm and submitting to the rules of his father, Mr. Abraham. One day he demands an early inheritance from his father, who shocks his young son by agreeing to give it to him – contingent on his first sitting through a six-hour intensive flurry of life trainers in the areas of health, wealth and wisdom, including real-life experts in their fields. Famous pollster Scott Rasmussen, talk show host Sean Hannity and psychologist Dr. Bev Smallwood, appearing as themselves, play these experts. This movie also includes a scene in which the central character accesses WND.com on his computer. This was in lieu of Joseph Farah making a special cameo appearance in the movie – something he was unable to do during the shooting schedule
After their lectures, Jacob heads to the city anyway to prove that his modern ways are better than his dad's tradition ways. For a while he does surprisingly well, taking huge business risks and still making money, even after his extremely flamboyant lifestyle attracts the wrong kind of women, including seductive Laura, whose rich boyfriend Frank is often dangerously nearby. Jacob gets it all – money, ladies and prestige – but then loses it all, and just when he thinks he's hit bottom the bottom drops some more, until he is eating out of dumpsters and eventually ends up in a literal pig pen. Coming to his senses he heads home, determined to work in an entry-level position for his dad, who surprises him once again by running to him – but this time is it to kiss him or to kill him?
About the Directors
John Errington was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1982. He graduated from Harvard University in 2005, receiving both a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature and a Master of Arts in comparative literature. He is known for his work on “Destiny Knows My Name” (2012), “The Artists Music Guild Presents the AMG Heritage Awards” (2013) and “A Long Way Off” (2014). Michael Davis was born in 1961 in Rockville, Md. He is a producer and writer, known for “Eight Days a Week” (1997), “Shoot 'Em Up” (2007) and “100 Girls” (2000).
- Producers: Michael Davis, Byron Jones, Christy McGlothlin, Gerald McGlothlin, Andreas Wilcken Jr.
- Directors: Michael Davis and John Errington
- Writer: Jon Macy
- Actors: Robert Davi, Edie McClurg, John Diehl, Jason Burkey, Zoe Myers. Sean Hannity as himself.
- Format: Color
- DVD Release Date: June 2014
- Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
- Language: English
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