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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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Their game made them winners. Their spirit made them heroes. 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  »

Box Office

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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

Scene where Herb talks to Jim Craig about his commitment to the team was filmed on a Friday night at the dorms of the University of British Columbia. Rowdy students placed Canadian flags in windows and cranked the music. Kurt Russell's cast chair was stolen. See more »

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After Jack O'Callahan and Rob McClanahan fight, the blood on McClanahan's face changes inconsistently between shots. See more »

Quotes

Al Michaels: Mike Eruzione, out of Boston University, the captain of this team, has just put he US ahead for the first time!
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Crazy Credits

After all of the credits roll, there is a short video clip of Herb Brooks. See more »

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Spoofed in The Comebacks (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G-1 - Movement Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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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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