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Sat September 11, 2010

Heaven's Rain

Oklahoma City, Ok – Film about former lawmaker to debut in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A movie about a former state senator whose parents were murdered during an assault on his family will open in Oklahoma next week.

"Heaven's Rain" is the story of the Douglass family, who were attacked by a pair of drifters in 1979 at the family's home near Okarche. The Rev. Richard Douglass and his wife, Marilyn, were shot to death. The Douglass children, 16-year-old Brooks and 12-year-old Leslie, also were shot, but survived.

Brooks Douglass went on to serve three four-year terms in the Oklahoma Senate and plays his own father in the film.

Much of the film was shot in Oklahoma, including scenes at the state Capitol, the governor's mansion and at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. It opens Sept. 17 at selected theaters in Oklahoma.