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The Miracle (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renee Baker
Niall Byrne ...
Lorraine Pilkington ...
J.G. Devlin ...
Mr. Beausang
Cathleen Delany ...
Miss Strange (as Cathleen Delaney)
Tom Hickey ...
Shane Connaughton ...
Rose's Father
Mikkel Gaup ...
Sylvia Teron ...
Muscular Lady
Anita Reeves ...
Ballroom Stager
Ruth McCabe ...
Wardrobe Mistress
Earl Gill ...
Trumpet, Sam's Band (as Earl Gil)
Johnny Devlin ...
Saxophone, Sam's Band


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 <>

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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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A csoda  »

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$835,519 (USA)

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »


Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
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Easily Neil Jordan's most underrated film.
23 September 1999 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

This charming, low-key drama about an Irish teenager and his troubled family relationships is one of Neil Jordan's best pieces of work.

It's certainly his most underrated film, and leaves ALL his American efforts a long way behind.

The gentle, yet disciplined pace of the script and direction shows that Jordan was well and truly on track for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar he went on to collect for his next project, THE CRYING GAME.

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