Cokeville School Bombing Revisited in New Feature Film

July 22, 2015
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(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — The new feature film, The Cokeville Miracle, opens in Nashville and Middle Tennessee on Friday, July 24th. Written and directed by TC Christensen, the film tells the remarkable true story of a town facing a terrible tragedy, and stealing the hearts of the nation.

Cokeville, Wyoming, a town of just over 500 people, made national headlines in 1986 when a madman and his wife entered the elementary school with guns and a bomb. They gathered 154 children and teachers into a small room, and made a demand: $200 million dollars for the lives of the children—but then the bomb went off.

The Cokeville Miracle is not just the story of a hostage crisis, or a terror attack on American soil. It is not just the story of a bomb that could have destroyed an entire generation, and ripped a town apart. The Cokeville Miracle is about what happened instead. How did a bomb that should have leveled the room take only two lives that day? Each child, each adult who made it out of that room has a story to tell. Follow the Sheriff’s investigator Ron Hartley as he pieces together the evidence, including stories of prayer and divine intervention from multiple witnesses. Gather the evidence and decide for yourself. Do you see coincidence, or do you see miracles?

The Cokeville Miracle stars NATHAN STEVENS (Punch Drunk Love, The Good Humor Man) and JASEN WADE (17 Miracles, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed). Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence and peril.

Watch the trailer:

Opening in Nashville and Middle Tennessee on July 24th at the following theaters:

Carmike Thoroughbred 20 – Franklin, TN

Carmike Wynnsong 16 – Murfreesboro, TN

Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 – Hendersonville, TN

Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 – Nashville, TN

Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 – Nashville, TN

Writer/Director TC Christensen, co-star Jason Wade and some of the actual survivors are available for interviews. For more information, contact Brian Mayes at or 615-771-2040.

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I'm a Christian writer and editor residing in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy Christian centered music, movies, TV shows and books. A favorite song is "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" by Hillsong United and I find many songs by Matt Maher, Tim Timmons, Third Day, Laura Story, Jeremy Camp and numerous other artists uplifting. A few of my favorite Christian movies include God's Not Dead, The Shunning, Do You Believe and many by the Kendrick brothers. When I'm not writing, I enjoy running, experimenting in the kitchen and spending time with my musically gifted husband and spunky daughter. I am so blessed and in awe of the work God is doing throughout the Christian entertainment industry.

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