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The Miracle (1991)

R | | Drama | 5 April 1991 (UK)
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The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »

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Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverly D'Angelo ... Renee Baker
Donal McCann ... Sam
Niall Byrne Niall Byrne ... Jimmy
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Rose
J.G. Devlin ... Mr. Beausang
Cathleen Delany Cathleen Delany ... Miss Strange (as Cathleen Delaney)
Tom Hickey ... Tommy
Shane Connaughton Shane Connaughton ... Rose's Father
Mikkel Gaup ... Jonner
Sylvia Teron Sylvia Teron ... Muscular Lady
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Ballroom Stager
Ruth McCabe ... Wardrobe Mistress
Jer O'Leary ... Barman
Earl Gill Earl Gill ... Trumpet, Sam's Band (as Earl Gil)
Johnny Devlin Johnny Devlin ... Saxophone, Sam's Band
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The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even follows her home. She, too, seems to like him, but for a mysterious reason keeps him at a distance. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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In the same interview on the Podcast 'Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum, D'Angelo stated she was not happy with her performance in the film. D'Angelo states that Jordan had been having an affair (which resulted in a pregnancy) with another woman, which D'Angelo discovered at the beginning of filming. She states that tension between her and Jordan, as well as being distracted by the events surrounding the revelation, affected her performance. See more »

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Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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If I Ruled the World
Written by Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse
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Gawd!
7 June 1999 | by klossSee all my reviews

Two extremely obnoxious kids, plus a boorish father who, if he had truly been a well-developed character, would have beaten the living daylights out of his annoying son, but who instead, since this is a dumb Neil Jordan flic, only whimpers, and a woman of certain age who is no doubt a reject in her attempt to get the role of Jocasta in the Oedipus trilogy---slap these together and boil them lukewarmly, voila: TV soappopper a la Ireland.


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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csoda See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,076, 7 July 1991

Gross USA:

$835,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$835,519
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Color
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