A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom... See full summary »
Kimberly J. Brown,
Jay O. Sanders
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
To avoid confusion, during filming Kurt Russell referred to the actors/hockey players cast as Team USA exclusively by their corresponding characters' names or nicknames, not their real names. For the most part, the Team USA actors maintained this policy among themselves also. See more »
When Walter Bush announces pairings for the medal round at the press conference, he gives the US vs. Soviet game face-off time as 17:00 hours
(or 5 pm). Before the Soviet game in his office, after Herb Brooks is finished reviewing his notebook and checks the lineup card, he looks at his watch. The time reads 7:20 p.m., which is 19:20 hours, several hours past the previously announced 17:00 start time. See more »
I'm thinking about sitting you down Jim.
What? Wait what are you talking about?
No, it's not your fault. I played you way too much, and you're too tired. Besides that, I think it's time I give Janny a look. He's been waiting for seven months.
YOu're kidding me? Now?
Of course I mean now!
That's my net man. You can't do that!
They just scored ten goals Jim. Right now it's everybody's net.
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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 »
It's hard to recreate the magic of a once-in-a-lifetime event, but Miracle comes pretty close.
It succeeds in recapturing the spirit of the times, the personality of coach Herb Brooks, the tension of the game, and the exhilaration of Al Michaels' famous call as the clock went to 0:00. While there are plenty of minor things I could quibble about, Miracle's ability to recapture the spirit of the Soviet upset makes it a success.
A movie about this subject could easily have been a stinker, but Miracle isn't that at all. It's a great sports movie that suffers only in comparison to the real story. I gave it 8/10.
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