Randall Franks Appears In Children’s Adventure Film “The Solomon Bunch”

Monday, February 4, 2013

Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” of Ringgold, makes a cameo appearance in the children’s adventure “The Solomon Bunch” releasing Tuesday to DVD and Digital Download.

“This was a tremendously fun movie to be involved in,” Mr. Franks said. “It is beautifully directed and shot. When I saw it, I just wanted to climb up into the screen and make Brookville my permanent home.

“All the young stars do a magnificent job in pursuing the mysterious misadventure while seeking the wisdom of King Solomon,” Mr. Franks said. 

Among the youth stars are Abbey Kochman, Landon Dodson, Ethan Meeks, Micah Courtland, and Ashton Williamson.  

“The director Jason Prisk chose a rather eccentric comedic character named Edgar Albert for me to portray,” Mr. Franks said. “He is a musical savant that plays the fiddle. He adds some interesting engaging opportunities for the young actors.”

The International Bluegrass Music Museum Legend’s musical stylings have been heard in 150 countries and by more than 25 million Americans. His musical career boasts 18 album releases, 17 singles, and over 200 recordings with various artists from various genres. The award-winning fiddler’s best selling release, "Handshakes and Smiles" was a top twenty Christian music seller. Many of his albums were among the top 30-bluegrass recordings of their release year. The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame member shared a top country vocal collaboration with Grand Ole Opry stars The Whites.  

In addition to his solo career which includes 13 years of guest starring for the Grand Ole Opry, Mr. Franks is a former member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, Jim and Jesse's Virginia Boys and has performed with Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Lewis Family, the Marksmen Quartet,  the Watkins Family, Elaine and Shorty, “Doc” Tommy Scott’s Last Real Old Time Medicine Show, and Doodle and the Golden River Grass. 

Mr. Franks said it was an honor to join the adult stars Craig Crumpton, Audrey McCroskey, and Todd Maynor and all the cast who made this film so much fun to make and to watch.

The film received a rating of five out of five Doves by the Dove Foundation.  

 The children’s film is from Image Entertainment, Slingshot Pictures, Creekside Films and Pinecrest Pictures.

For more information about Randall Franks, visit http://randallfranks.com/.

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