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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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The World Trade center is shown in 1980, a digital recreation of the Twin Towers was used, being the first time they have been created (instead of just filmed) for a movie since the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. See more »

Goofs

In the very beginning of the movie, the voice-over newscast is talking about the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18. The commentator remarks that the president indicated that he would sign the amendment into law. While constitutional amendments do not require the president's signature to become law (simply a vote of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states), presidents can sign amendments after passage by Congress--and Richard Nixon did so for the 26th Amendment, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 5, 1971. See more »

Quotes

Herb Brooks: [showing the team a new play] Boom he can hit him. Boom. Boom. Boom. We're opening up options. We've got four options off of one play. Allright. Any questions?
[silence]
Herb Brooks: Good, let's go.
Buzz Schneider: What the hell is he talking about?
Rob McClanahan: No clue!
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During the final Walt Disney Pictures logo, you hear Herb say, "Again," then a whistle blows and the logo goes off. See more »

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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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