'Duck Dynasty' Family Reveals Struggles Before Fame

In a new film, the Robertson clan reveals how the family was almost torn apart and what saved them.
2:30 | 11/19/13

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And we continue with a very revealing look at the "duck dynasty" family. The robinsons are opening up about their personal struggle when they weren't so famous. WE'RE LEARNING THEY WENT THROUGHñ5hC& Replly tough times. And they want to share their story with millions of fans. Abc's dan harris has their story. Reporter: They're the duck calling bird-hunting, phenomenon known as "duck dynasty." The patriarch, leading the down-to-earth millionaires clan into millions of homes every week, phil robertson. I have selected you as the best man for my wedding. Clearly the best man won. Reporter: And ever by his side, wife, kay. How many years have we been together? You're not even going to guess, do you? I know it's been a while. Reporter: But the demons that preceded the dynasty. I got in a big barroom brawl. The law's got after me. I went to the woods, of course. The drinking got worse. And I knew then but I didn't want to believe it, he was running around on me. And what I would tell my boys all the time, is that's not your daddy. That's the devil. Reporter: And in this exclusive preview of a candid, new film by the christian group, I am second, the robertsons reveal the struggle with the alcohol, drugs and infidelity that almost broke them apart. The low part was when I ran miss kay and the kids off. I've been fighting for this marriage for a long time. And it's not working. Reporter: They say their lives turned around when kay convinced phil to meet with a pastor. We would all be better off if we loved god and loved each other. Part of the show's appeal is they have extraordinary wealth, but they have issues that regular families deal with. Reporter: That was the beginning, they say. Fill then invented his famous duck call, the duck commander, which turned into a multimillion-dollar business. And now the reality show. And phil says the credit all goes to god. Yee-haw. Reporter: For "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. Talk about turning it around. The film on the robertson's launch at iamsecond.Com. "Hunger games" josh hutcherson is here with us live.

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