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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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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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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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70 minutos para huir  »

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$3,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

According to a story told by casting director Billy DaMota in the documentary I Don't Know Jack (2002) , the role of Fred the Cook was originally offered to Eraserhead (1977) star Jack Nance , who refused the role because he wanted to focus on his day job as a security guard. 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: Hey! Hey, do you know anybody who can fly a...
Harlan: [shouts] Fuck you!
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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 »

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Features Cosmos (1980) See more »

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It took guts to make this movie
24 June 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A story that begins like a romantic comedy and goes somewhere else. A disjointed plot, producing emotional confusion in those simple souls who go to the movies to have a piece of candy handed to them. It took courage to do this, and the result is an artistic success of the highest calibre.

The box-office story was probably not so good, but shame on those critics who helped send this movie to oblivion. Someday the Internet or something is going to bring back those few movies that stirred our emotions instead of putting them to sleep. There is no personified villain here. Time is the enemy, and The Bomb. How does it make you feel to be tricked? Maybe you deserve it. After all those countless, harmless, villains who've walked across your screen to fall like rags, here's a movie to shake you up instead. Oh never mind, just go back to sleep.


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