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Miracle (2004)

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

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The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Written by Sujit R. Varma

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What America needed was a miracle. What it got was a hockey game. See more »


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Rated PG for language and some rough sports action | See all certifications »

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6 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Csoda a jégen  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,377,577 (USA) (6 February 2004)

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$64,371,181 (USA) (30 April 2004)
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Trivia

The notes for the first film of the Soviets that Coach Brooks is shown watching says, "19 February 1976 Moscow". See more »

Goofs

At the stands selling merchandise to support the participating countries before they start, there's a man selling at a stand wearing a white cowboy hat with three pins of three different countries' flags on it. One of those flags is the Russian flag of the Czars and the Federation, which was not used during the Soviet era. See more »

Quotes

Rob McClanahan: [from across the room] Hey Rizzo! What's going on?
Mike Eruzione: Mac!
[turns to O.C]
Mike Eruzione: Easy big guy.
Jack O'Callahan: [referring to Eruzione and Silk] I don't know how the two of you can sit in the same room with that clown.
Mike Eruzione: Let it go. It's over. Let it go.
Cox: What's going on here?
Dave Silk: O.C's got a little unfinished business over there.
Jack O'Callahan: Not for long I don't.
Mike Eruzione: Hey what did I tell you man?
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Crazy Credits

During the final Walt Disney Pictures logo, you hear Herb say, "Again," then a whistle blows and the logo goes off. See more »

Connections

Featured in 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fear the Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Courtesy of 3.O.C. Music, Inc.
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A Miracle for Disney
13 May 2005 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Don't let the fact that this is a Disney movie deter you from watching a thoroughly enjoyable and adult-level sports movie for two-plus hours. Kurt Russell does an excellent job portraying coach Herb Brooks as a complex and sometimes ruthless and inscrutable leader. Very UN-Disney-like indeed.

I am not a hockey fan - in fact I dislike the game intensely - yet I enjoyed the well-crafted scenes of competitive team play. Knowing the outcome of the BIG GAME did not detract at all from the excitement and suspense surrounding it. Sort of like the suspense Ron Howard achieved in Apollo 13 (where we knew in advance the outcome, but were worried about and later relieved for our astronauts).

A must-see for sports fans and non-fans alike.


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