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Miracle (2004)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  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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Do you believe in miracles? See more »

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

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Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csoda a jégen  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The turquoise projector Coach Brooks uses at home to study film in his den is a Bell & Howell 16mm FILMOSOUND Specialist model 552, which was manufactured from 1962-1971. See more »


Although U of Minnesota did beat Boston U in the 1976 NCAA playoffs, Rob McClanahan was still in high school that year. He played for The U and Coach Herb Brooks 1977-79. In the movie, O'Callahan tells story that he had been "cheap-shotted" by Mac in '76. Couldn't have happened. See more »


Patty Brooks: Herb, there's no disgrace in losing to this team.
Herb Brooks: Yeah, I know.
Patty Brooks: The important thing is, you got this far.
Herb Brooks: The important thing?
Herb Brooks: The important thing is that those twenty boys know in twenty years, they didn't leave anything on the table. They played their hearts out. That's the important thing.
[leans over and kisses Patti on the cheek, while she rests her head on his shoulder]
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Crazy Credits

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


Features The Rockford Files (1974) See more »


Rockford Files Theme
Written by Mike Post, Pete Carpenter
Performed by Mike Post
By Arrangement with Universal Television, A Division of Universal City Studios LLLP
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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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