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Miracles (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
Roger and Jean learn the hard way that when you are meant to be together, nothing can keep you apart. The newly divorced couple keep running into one another (literally), and in the process... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Kouf

Writer:

Jim Kouf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conti ... Roger
Teri Garr ... Jean
Paul Rodriguez ... Juan
Christopher Lloyd ... Harry
Adalberto Martínez ... Kayum - The Witchdoctor
Jorge Russek Jorge Russek ... The Judge
Jorge Reynoso Jorge Reynoso ... K'in
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... K'in's Wife
Erika Faraon Erika Faraon ... K'in's Daughter
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Sergeant Gomez
Ken Lerner ... Stuart
Charles Rocket ... Michael
Shelby Leverington ... Mother in Hospital
Mae E. Campbell Mae E. Campbell ... Nurse #1
Susan Wheeler Duff ... Nurse #2
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Roger and Jean learn the hard way that when you are meant to be together, nothing can keep you apart. The newly divorced couple keep running into one another (literally), and in the process, rediscover their love for one another. Written by Sheri Stritof <roys@sos.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold på skat og briller See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was the last film edited by Susan E. Morse to be directed by someone other than Woody Allen until 3 A.M. (2001). See more »

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Sushi Sally
Written by Dan Slider
Performed by Kim Yoshira
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Short of a miracle
4 August 2010 | by jc-osmsSee all my reviews

Watched this 80's movie on TV and it came with the latter-day warning about the dangers of flash photography, when in truth, it should have come with a warning for the ears, as it's filled almost from start to finish with shouts, screams, bangs and crashes. From that particular era when Hollywood was churning out slapstick marital rom-coms seemingly by the score ("Ruthless People", "First Wives Club" et. al.) "Miracles" seeks to emulate "Romancing The Stone" (sort of) but adds the twist of employing a UK actor in the lead role - Tom Conti, but inexplicably lumbering him with an American accent.

Unfortunately, Tom's accent, like the couple's ill-fated plane journey, bales out about half-way to its intended destination, while alongside him, Teri Garr, as his newly-divorced lawyer ex-wife gets all wet and emotional in a pink ball-gown she's required to wear from start to finish. Along the way, taking in the "miraculous" coincidences which presumably inform the film's title and see lots of little good things happen, usually to the indigenous Latin American population of the country they cross into, springing okay, miraculously, from their haphazard adventures, they arrive, you'll not be surprised to learn, at a happy ever after conclusion, reuniting them and seeing them re-marry over the closing sequence.

Christopher Lloyd gets to reprise his "Taxi" / "Back To The Future" kookiness but the law of diminishing returns was already applying by this time. For an episodic chase film like this to work, it helps if you've got likable characters, smart one-liners and exciting stunts. Unfortunately, this film has none of the above and thus seems far longer than it actually is so that you'll probably be glad, like me, when it reaches its nondescript ending.


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