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Miracles Still Happen (1974)

I miracoli accadono ancora (original title)
A seventeen-year-old schoolgirl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian Amazon.




Cast overview:
Susan Penhaligon ... Juliane Koepcke
Paul Muller ... Juliane's Father
Graziella Galvani Graziella Galvani ... Juliane's Mother
Clyde Peters Clyde Peters
Heinrich Maulhardt Heinrich Maulhardt


The true story of Juliane Koepcke, the seventeen-year-old schoolgirl who survived one of the most amazing adventures of our times. Flying from Peru to see her father for the New Year celebrations, Juliane's plane hits a cyclone and breaks up at 24,000 feet. Somehow, Juliane miraculously survives the horror only to find herself alone in the hostile world of the South American rainforests. There her tormented battle to find civilization begins. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Drama


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Italy | USA



Release Date:

19 July 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Juliane Koepcke See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Susan Penhaligon did most of her own stunts for this film, up to and including the numerous swims she goes for in the Amazon River. See more »


Featured in Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000) See more »

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An odd one
21 December 2000 | by thechoopSee all my reviews

The thing I remember most about this film is that it used to air on local KTLA TV (Ch. 5) during every Christmas season during the mid to late 70s, mainly due to the fact that the true story took place on or near Christmas Eve. It was always a bit disturbing to see the hell that this girl goes through, being the lone survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian jungle. The graphic scene of this young girl pulling leeches out of her infected leg made quite an impression on this young viewer. Not quite the kind of Christmas cheer I was used to seeing at the time. Definitely not a Rankin-Bass production.

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