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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
John Leone
Kenny Robinson ...
Front Desk Manager
Rony Clanton ...
Frank Shore
Angela Fusco ...
Charity Woman
Bishop Cahill
Susan Henley ...
Sister Margaret
Ken James ...
Father Paul Panak
Jade Smith ...
Young Maria
Monique Mojica ...
Sister Mary Catherine
Brother Gregory


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, sex-related and violent images, and brief drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

20 April 2000 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

El tercer milagro  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The German expression "dummes Zeug", uttered by archbishop Werner during the tribunal, means "rubbish". See more »


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2 November 1999 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Third Miracle is the best religious film I have ever seen. It was moving and beautifully filmed. It raised issues about faith and doubt and I was enthralled by the journey the doubting priest (brilliantly played by Ed Harris) made towards the restoration of his faith.

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