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
Defenseman Bob Suter passed away from a heart attack on September 9, 2014 at the Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of his hometown of Madison. He is the first and as of 2016 the only one of the team players to have passed away. The arena was renamed Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena in his honor. See more »
While the team was waiting out a delay at the airport, the highlights of the Soviets' blowout of the NHL all stars are being shown on a TV. This game was the third game of a series that took place in February, 1979, before the Olympic team was chosen. See more »
You know, I've been meaning to ask you, how's your family doing?
[referring to how his family is coping since his mother's death]
They're doing all right.
I'm doing okay.
Look, I've got twenty-six guys trying to make this team; Jim, only twenty are going to Lake Placid, so I have to know now how committed you are to being here, because if you're not, you're just wasting our time.
Look, Coach, my dad's going through a rough time right now. He's got nothing, he lost his job, and with ...
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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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