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Miracles Still Happen (1974)

I miracoli accadono ancora (original title)
A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivior of a plane crash in the Amazon.


Cast overview:
Juliane Koepcke
Juliane's Father
Graziella Galvani ...
Juliane's Mother
Clyde Peters
Heinrich Maulhardt


A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivior of a plane crash in the Amazon.

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A Remarkable true story...




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Release Date:

19 July 1974 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Amazon Death Trap  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Susan Penhaligon did all of her own stunts for this film, up to and including the numerous swims she goes for in the Amazon River. See more »


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This movie made a lasting impression on me

While the 'special effects' and technical attributes of this movie may in fact be laughable to some, I have never been able to erase the images this movie etched on my young and impressionable mind when I first saw it at around 8 years of age. The story of this girl's survival and of the trials she endured have stayed with me all these years, and I have thought back on more than one occasion about how the girl made it out of situations far beyond anything I have seen.

The fact that this is a true story, and the fact that I was only a child when I first saw this may be the reason behind my high rating of this movie. Each time this movie aired on television in the 70s and 80s I would be riveted to the television, drinking in each scene with an interest I cannot explain. I suppose watching this for the first time as an adult (and with a jaded view of the world) it may not be as enjoyable to some. I actually went out of my way to obtain a copy so I could show this movie to my son.

This, like many other movies, is not for everyone. If you are impressed by remarkable human survival stories, are partial to Peru/Macchu Picchu and/or the Amazon, then I believe you might enjoy this movie as much as I have been enjoying it for the past 30 years.

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