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Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (2001)

At the Winter Olympics of 1980, after two tense weeks amidst growing Cold War fears, the U.S. Olympic hockey team found themselves playing improbably against the legendary unbeatable Soviet... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig R. Whitney Craig R. Whitney ... Himself (New York Times)
Walter Mondale ... Himself
John Powers John Powers ... Himself (Boston Globe)
Jack O'Callahan Jack O'Callahan ... Himself
John Harrington John Harrington ... Himself (Forward, USA 1980)
Herb Brooks ... Himself
E.M. Swift E.M. Swift ... Himself
Craig Patrick Craig Patrick ... Himself
Jim Craig Jim Craig ... Himself
Vladislav Tretiak ... Himself
Boris Mikhailov Boris Mikhailov ... Himself
Dave Silk Dave Silk ... Himself (Forward, USA 1980)
Jim Lampley Jim Lampley ... Himself (ABC Sports, 1980)
Bill Baker Bill Baker ... Himself
Mike Eruzione ... Himself (Captain, USA 1980)
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At the Winter Olympics of 1980, after two tense weeks amidst growing Cold War fears, the U.S. Olympic hockey team found themselves playing improbably against the legendary unbeatable Soviet Army hockey team for a chance at Olympic Gold. From the live footage taken at Lake Placid, NY, and through interviews beginning with the team's assembly through the experience of winning the gold medal, we meet the young hockey legends Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O'Callahan, Coach Herb Brooks, Manager Craig Patrick, and Russian players Vladislav Tretiak and Boris Mikhailov, with commentary by ABC Sports broadcasters Al Michaels (who yelled, "Do you believe in miracles?" as time expired) and Jim Lampley. Written by Anonymous

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5 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Lake Placid, New York, USA See more »

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5 March 2006 | by bigboy1069See all my reviews

I saw this for the first time today. I was 11 years old in 1980 so I have some recollection of this game. At the time, I remember my parents worrying about how much gas was costing, hearing about the hostages each night, and an inept President Carter. I didn't realize what a really big deal this was because I didn't fully realize how truly evil the USSR was. This was truly a monster upset and by far the most historic sporting event. Most non-sports fans probably have a passing interest in big events such as the Super Bowl or the World Series, but this one tops them all. The young men on that team won a gold medal and we were proud to be Americans again. Truly a national victory.


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