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Miracle Mile (1988)

A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Harry Washello
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Julie Peters
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Ivan Peters
Lou Hancock ...
Lucy Peters
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Wilson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Charlotta (as Kelly Minter)
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Gerstead
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Landa
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Fred the Cook (as Robert Doqui)
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Waitress
Claude Earl Jones ...
Harlan
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Mike
Danny De La Paz ...
Transvestite
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Drunk Man in Diner
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Stewardess
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Storyline

A young man meets and falls in love with a young woman at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. This area is known as Miracle Mile, and the whole movie takes place there. They make a date, which he misses, and while he is searching for her, he accidentally finds out that we (the United States) are about to start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. He frantically searches for her so that they can escape Los Angeles. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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There are 70 minutes to the end of the world. Where can you hide? See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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70 minutos para huir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,145,404 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Crispin Glover auditioned for the voice of Chip. See more »

Goofs

When Harry places the unconscious Julie in some random shopping cart you can clearly see that a pillow had been strategically placed to make the actress' back comfy. When he pulls her out again at the end of the ride you can see more pillows had been placed under her rear so as to make a totally comfy little nest. See more »

Quotes

Harry Washello: I know how this sounds, but I answered the phone out there and the guy on the other end he was very, very frantic. He thought I was his dad fro a minute, I think he just had the wrong area code.
Fred the Cook: Yeah, so what?
Harry Washello: So he was calling from a missile silo! He said that they were locked in, 50 minutes and counting, to shoot off their nuclear wad. We would be getting it back in an hour and 10. I mean he meant that we're at war! Nuclear war!
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Crazy Credits

During the rating tag at the very end, the sound of an air-raid siren plays. (This has not been included on any home video edition.) See more »

Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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GREAT COLD-WAR MOVIE , DATED BUT KEEPS HAUNTING ME,SO SAD......
7 July 2003 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Hello there,

You're definitely interested in this movie if you've got this far on the IMDB...

If you're, like me, a child of the 80's (teenager in the 80's) who saw this movie in the cinema's with that great soundtrack from "Tangerin Dream" in it(in the middle of the cold war),than you really are going to like this movie... I was able to track down this movie on PAL VHS-Tape on Ebay(you can buy it on DVD now,zone 1 only) and saw it last night on my own again. Ok,I'll have to admit that it's dated now (look at the clothes...)but that same sad feeling that creeps slowly into your head while watching this movie is still there! I really hope with the whole of my heart that we never,and I say NEVER,have to witness the day that our chosen leaders make the same stupid mistake of launching a nuclear attack on a country like they do in this movie... This is not your typical big budget,special effects loaded action-vehicle about a full-on nuclear strike but a modest little movie about what happens to a small bunch of people that finds out by accident that their country (USA) has launched a nuclear attack against another unspecified country and are getting back what they've started....

If you have your heart at the right place,then this movie grabs you by the throat and won't let go...

On the other handiIf you ONLY like comedy's and big budget action movies(which I also like very much)then you're probably going to despise this one...

Go now and find this little gem of a movie,I know you want to...

Cheers,

Dirk


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