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Miracle (2004)

 -  Drama | History | Sport  -  6 February 2004 (USA)
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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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The story of the greatest moment in sports history. 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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$19,377,577 (USA) (6 February 2004)

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

The game against the Soviets was filmed in Vancouver at the PNE Agrodome - an arena featured in another legendary USA Vs. USSR battle; the Soviet arena where Rocky fought Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985). See more »

Goofs

In the 2nd period on the third Soviet goal by Maltsev, the player is scene crashing into Jim Craig. There was no collision on the play, only a clean goal on a break away. There was a collision on an unrelated play during the 2nd period. See more »

Quotes

Herb Brooks: Come on in boys.
John 'Bah' Harrington: You wanted to see us, Coach.
Herb Brooks: I'm thinking about keeping the three of you together on the same line. Everyone ok with that?
Buzz Schneider: Yeah.
John 'Bah' Harrington: Sure.
Mark Pavelich: Sure.
Herb Brooks: How 'bout you, Buzzy? You think this works with Bah and Pav here?
Buzz Schneider: Yeah. It's going good. We're moving the puck well. It's just a little different plaing with them, you know?
John 'Bah' Harrington: Yeah. I don't know how to explain it but we seem to find eachother on the ice and make things happen.
Mark Pavelich: Yeah. Pass, shoot, score.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Herb Brooks who died shortly after principal photography was completed. He never saw it. He lived it. See more »

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Version of Miracle on Ice (1981) See more »

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Written by Stanley Wilson, Juan García Esquivel (as Juan Esquivel)
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A division of Universal City Studios LLLP
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I don't like hockey, but this was a good movie
29 November 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I was too young to have known anything about this game when it was played in real life, but it was definitely more than a game. It concerned world politics and the cold war. The movie did a good job showing how seemingly impossible it seemed for the young American team to beat the best team in the world who had been playing together for 10 years. And Kurt Russell did a good job as the tough coach who was hard on the players to get the most out of them. I also liked the way the hockey games were filmed. I think hockey is the most boring sport and I don't know any of the rules, but the way it was filmed let the least knowlegdable person follow what was going on.

FINAL VERDICT: If you like sports movies, then don't miss this one.


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