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Big Miracle (2012)

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In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

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John Chase ...
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Ishmael Angalook Hope ...
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Othniel 'Anaqulutuq' Oomittuk Jr. ...
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An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everybody Loves Whales  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,760,205 (USA) (3 February 2012)

Gross:

$20,113,965 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

The character Governor Haskell was named Steve Cowper in real life. Kelly Meyers was really Bonnie Mersinger. See more »

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Throughout the film, nobody's breath appears when they are outdoors, especially given the frigid temperatures that they were reporting. See more »

Quotes

Jill Jerard: [Doing a news report on the ice] Cut! God, my feet are numb. These boots are useless.
Jill Jerard: [motions to Nathan]
Jill Jerard: Hey kid, you still got that cardboard?
Nathan: I sold it to the other guy. But I can still get more! It's forty now, though.
Jill Jerard: Forty dollars?
Nathan: Shipping and handling.
Jill Jerard: ...Shipping and handling?
Nathan: [smirks] It's not my first rodeo, either.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, when the Working Title logo appears, we hear the songs of the whales. See more »

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Referenced in Big Miracle: Drew's Cold Water Dive (2011) See more »

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Big Failure
7 June 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What could have been a great uplifting film turned out to be a waste of time. I love animal films - but I found this one boring, poorly acted, and unrealistic! They are in below 0 weather and everyone looked immaculate throughout the film. At least in The Grey they had icicles on their face and chapped lips! The actors seemed lost in the film, not knowing whether it was a comedy or drama. It was based on a true story and novel, but for me it didn't translate well on screen at all. The best parts were the beautiful shots of the whales. If the film spent more time focusing on the whales and trying to get their point of view, the film may have turned out differently. Instead, it was mostly people standing around a hole of ice with virtually no plot.

JB Livingston http://breakawayradio.ca


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