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The Third Miracle (1999)

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The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Polanska ...
Young Helena
Pavol Simon ...
Helena's Father
Ivan Lukac ...
Young Priest
Patrik Minar ...
Young German Soldier
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John Leone
Kenny Robinson ...
Front Desk Manager
Rony Clanton ...
Higgins
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Frank Shore
Angela Fusco ...
Charity Woman
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Bishop Cahill
Susan Henley ...
Sister Margaret
Ken James ...
Father Paul Panak
Jade Smith ...
Young Maria
Monique Mojica ...
Sister Mary Catherine
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Brother Gregory
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Storyline

A skeptical Bishop sends a broken priest as Postulator to investigate the possible beatification of a simple, devout woman whose death caused a statue of the Virgin Mary to bleed upon and cure a girl with terminal lupus. The politically weary priest unknowingly embarks on a spiritual journey that rebuilds his shattered faith and life. Written by Jim Norman <jnorman1@qwest.net>

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Rated R for some language, sex-related and violent images, and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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20 April 2000 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

El tercer milagro  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,459 (USA) (31 December 1999)

Gross:

$736,592 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Trivia

The German expression "dummes Zeug", uttered by archbishop Werner during the tribunal, means "rubbish". See more »

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At one point when Frank is reviewing the video of Helen and the children by himself, the children are playing ring-around-the-rosy and Helen is bending down in the middle of them. The shot then fades to a face forward close up shot of Helen just standing there looking at something, but the children are still singing/playing ring-around-the-rosy See more »

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Featured in Ahate pasa (2010) See more »

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La forza del destino
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Polish Radio Orchestra
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Ratio meets faith
16 February 2003 | by (Groningen, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The third miracle is a well written tale with a great touch of sentiment.

A priest saying G*DD*MN*D is like lung doctor lighting a cigarette, provoking, like a movie of this kind should be. It's meant to leave something to think about, for me it was commitment of an individual priest finding his way in mass traffic between his left and right ear. I enjoy these true emotions or behavior because i believe everyone on earth has a set of weaknesses. I like these true emotions and choices when it comes to mind digging.

Surely it's understandable that heavy religious people might be offended -the Archbishop was in the Nazi's army, drove around in a limo like a king and thought he was God himself-, but it's not the bible, I see it as a tale in a Catholic setting.

This movie is based on personal choices, activated by a game of chess between animal nature and common sense. Throw in some faith and a time structured plot, have it sequenced very well, put in some great dialogue and moody setting, you will get a well deserved great movie! I recommend this film, it's in a way uplifting.

8/10


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