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Miracle Mile (1988)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  19 May 1989 (USA)
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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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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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Harlan
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Mike
Danny De La Paz ...
Transvestite
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Drunk Man in Diner
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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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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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70 minutos para morir  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,145,404 (USA)
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The punch line to the unfinished joke the loudmouth at the bar was telling (It's the mailman's last day on the job, he goes to a woman's house and she invites him in, makes loves to him, makes him a wonderful breakfast and then gives him 5 dollars) is: Mailman: What was that for? Woman: Well I asked my husband what to do for you on your last day and he said, "Screw him, give him 5 dollars." The breakfast was my idea! See more »

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That waitress at the restaurant tells Harry that Julie is in the 351 building on Fuller, but Harry goes to 535 S Curson. See more »

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Harry Washello: [on police radio] Hello what are the latest on the evacuation plans?
Radio Cop: Please identify yourself.
Harry Washello: This is Mr. Peters with the Atomic Energy Commission.
Radio Cop: What?
Harry Washello: We have a Code Arthur situation, haven't you been informed?
Radio Cop: We have nothing at all in the headquarters, sir. What's the source of your information?
Harry Washello: [puts radio down] They don't know yet!
Wilson: Is that what it is? A meltdown?
Harry Washello: Yeah, it is.
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The Power of a Rumor
10 October 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Los Angeles, when the musician Harry Washello (Anthony Edwards) meets Julie Peters (Mare Winningham) in the museum, he immediately falls in love with her. They schedule a date late night in Miracle Mile, but the alarm clock fails and Harry misses the date and he arrives three and a half hours late. Harry accidentally hears a mistaken phone call and a man tells that the United State has just started a nuclear war sending missiles against Soviet Union and in two hours Los Angeles would be hit by the enemy back missiles. Harry seeks out Julie and frantically tries to find a helicopter pilot to leave Los Angeles. Meanwhile the rumor is spread out and brings chaos to the city.

Today I have watched the cult "Miracle Mile" maybe for the sixth time and despite being dated in the present days with the end of the Cold War, it still impresses how a rumor can be so destructive. The frantic and nightmarish story of a young man that discovers that Los Angeles will go into a meltdown in about two hours has the pace of "After Hours" of 1985. The haunting music score of Tangerine Dream fits perfectly to the apocalyptical screenplay of this unforgettable unique film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Miracle Mile"


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