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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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What America needed was a miracle. What it got was a hockey game. 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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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Prior to joining the U.S. Olympic hockey team both Mike Eruzione and Buzz Schneider played in the International Hockey League. Eruzione for the Toledo Goal diggers and Schneider for the Milwaukee Admirals. When the team played the IHL All-Stars it was a reunion with their old teammates and opponents. See more »

Goofs

After the Soviets score their second goal in the medal round game, the wide shot of the scoreboard shows the score to still be 1-1. See more »

Quotes

Rob McClanahan: Hows your legs?
Jack O'Callahan: I'll let you know when I can feel them!
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Herb Brooks who died shortly after principal photography was completed. He never saw it. He lived it. See more »

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Version of Miracle on Ice (1981) See more »

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Thunder Island
Written by Jay Ferguson
Performed by Jay Ferguson
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Good movie
30 March 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I was wary at first of Disney production of this film. I didn't want the cheesy Mighty Ducks type of sports movie, especially when dealing with the awesome task completed by these players. I thought the film makers did a nice job and the movie itself was quite entertaining. I think it exposes a whole generation to the 1980 U.S. hockey team and what they accomplished. Even though I am not a fan of Kurt Russell, I thought he was very good as Herb Brooks. He had the mannerisms and the voice down very well. Russell is a huge hockey fan himself so I know it was honor for him to play Brooks. For die hard hockey fans, this movie will entertain and it does not poison the game action or what it is really like to play hockey.


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