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Miracle Mile (1988)

A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.

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... Harry Washello
... Julie Peters
... Ivan Peters
... Lucy Peters
... Wilson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
... Charlotta (as Kelly Minter)
... Gerstead
... Landa
... Fred the Cook (as Robert Doqui)
... Waitress
... Harlan
... Mike
Danny De La Paz ... Transvestite
... Drunk Man in Diner
... Stewardess
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A young man meets and falls in love with a young woman at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. This area is known as Miracle Mile, and the whole movie takes place there. They make a date, which he misses, and while he is searching for her, he accidentally finds out that we (the United States) are about to start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. He frantically searches for her so that they can escape Los Angeles. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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You just found out that you have 24 hours to live. What are YOU going to do? See more »


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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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70 minutos para huir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$341,401, 21 May 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,145,404
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1.85 : 1
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The state of North Dakota is mentioned three times. See more »

Goofs

When Harry lands on the road from the moving van. Before he lands on the ground, his glasses are already on the road and broken. See more »

Quotes

Mike: That Thor Arthur thing meant something to you, I know it did. Is that the code for it?
Landa: It's possible.
Harlan: How the hell would you know, lady?
Landa: Because I used to date a guy who worked at the RAND Corporation. I've been trying to reach a few of our friends who could tell me if the unthinkable is being thought about in D.C. At this very moment, 4 out of 5 of them are in transit to the extreme Southern Hemisphere. I find that more than just very curious.
Mike: So what do we do?
Landa: We have less than 46 minutes ...
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Incredibly good plot
25 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is actually my favourite American movie ever, and also my favourite thriller ever. I've seen it three times, and I've been blown away on each occasion. Some elements may be compared to Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, but I find Miracle Mile superior to it.

The plot is incredibly good, with much more depth than I thought after seeing it the first time - at that time I mistakenly thought it was a little flawed. The use of colours is also noteworthy.

While the movie is extraordinarily captivating overall, I think a few scenes in the beginning have a somewhat cheesy 80s feeling to them, but they're still strangely hypnotic.

One might also wish that some of the acting were a little better. Nevertheless, I see now that Anthony Edwards makes an absolutely outstanding acting performance in the lead role. The Tangerine Dream soundtrack is also excellent. By all means, don't let the movie's quite apparent weaknesses deceive you into thinking that this is just another second-rate, one-dimensional thriller.


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