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Miracle (2004)

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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

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Gavin O'Connor

Writer:

Eric Guggenheim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Herb Brooks
Patricia Clarkson ... Patti Brooks
Noah Emmerich ... Craig Patrick
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Walter Bush
Kenneth Welsh ... Doc Nagobads
Eddie Cahill ... Jim Craig
Patrick O'Brien Demsey ... Mike Eruzione
Michael Mantenuto ... Jack O'Callahan
Nathan West ... Rob McClanahan
Kenneth Mitchell ... Ralph Cox
Eric Peter-Kaiser ... Mark Johnson
Bobby Hanson Bobby Hanson ... Dave Silk
Joseph Cure ... Mike Ramsey
Billy Schneider Billy Schneider ... Buzz Schneider
Nate Miller Nate Miller ... John 'Bah' Harrington
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Storyline

The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Their game made them winners. Their spirit made them heroes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some rough sports action | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csoda a jégen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,377,577, 8 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,378,093, 6 May 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,445,708
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

During filming at a residence of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, rowdy residents disturbed filming, by hanging U.S.S.R. flags in the residence windows, reporting the shoot to the fire marshal, yelling distracting taunts at the actors, and even stealing Kurt Russell's chair. See more »

Goofs

The US Flag is shown draped over Jim Craig's shoulders with the star field downward (upside down), then there is a brief cutaway, then when the camera cuts back, the flag is now star-field-up(right side up). There was no time for him to have changed it himself. See more »

Quotes

Jack O'Callahan: [O.C. is standing in the middle of the ice on crutches. Brooks walks onto the ice and stands next to him] Doc said, "No," right?
Herb Brooks: He said you *might* be able to go in a week, maybe two.
Jack O'Callahan: What if it's two?
Herb Brooks: That puts me in a tight spot, doesn't it? Jack, I've got twenty guys to think about here, and they're all looking at me to do what's best for this team.
Jack O'Callahan: I understand, coach.
Herb Brooks: Which is why I'm hanging onto you.
Jack O'Callahan: [turns to face him] I swear to God, Herb, if you're not being serious right now...
Herb Brooks: I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

During the final Walt Disney Pictures logo, you hear Herb say, "Again," then a whistle blows and the logo goes off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Three Seconds (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream On
Written by Steven Tyler
Performed by Aerosmith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I don't like hockey, but this was a good movie
29 November 2004 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

I was too young to have known anything about this game when it was played in real life, but it was definitely more than a game. It concerned world politics and the cold war. The movie did a good job showing how seemingly impossible it seemed for the young American team to beat the best team in the world who had been playing together for 10 years. And Kurt Russell did a good job as the tough coach who was hard on the players to get the most out of them. I also liked the way the hockey games were filmed. I think hockey is the most boring sport and I don't know any of the rules, but the way it was filmed let the least knowlegdable person follow what was going on.

FINAL VERDICT: If you like sports movies, then don't miss this one.


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