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The Miracle (1991)

R | | Drama | 5 April 1991 (UK)
The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Renee Baker
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Sam
Niall Byrne ...
Jimmy
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Rose
J.G. Devlin ...
Mr. Beausang
Cathleen Delany ...
Miss Strange (as Cathleen Delaney)
Tom Hickey ...
Tommy
Shane Connaughton ...
Rose's Father
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Jonner
Sylvia Teron ...
Muscular Lady
Anita Reeves ...
Ballroom Stager
Ruth McCabe ...
Wardrobe Mistress
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Barman
Earl Gill ...
Trumpet, Sam's Band (as Earl Gil)
Johnny Devlin ...
Saxophone, Sam's Band
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The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even follows her home. She, too, seems to like him, but for a mysterious reason keeps him at a distance. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated R for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 April 1991 (UK)  »

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$835,519 (USA)
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Baubles, Bangles and Beads
(uncredited)
Written by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
based on the music of Aleksandr Borodin
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All the elements of winning movie-making
3 July 1999 | by (Seattle WA, USA) – See all my reviews

Very much like Jordan's breakthrough, "The Crying Game," this earlier film wraps deftly realized details of contemporary Irish life around a fairy-tale plot, making an otherwise implausible denouement seem inevitable. Though the characters are almost archetypes, the solid performances and generally sharp dialogue freshen an age-old premise, and the banter between Jimmy and Rose is especially notable. The photography is at once unforgiving and lyrical, lending a haunted quality to the decaying seaside setting and evoking a carnivalesque atmosphere. The real star here, though, is Jordan's fundamentally cinematic sensibility; the effect the film creates would be diminished in any other medium. "The Miracle" amounts to more than the sum of its parts, and is one of this director's best efforts.


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