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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Herb Brooks
... Patti Brooks
... Craig Patrick
Sean McCann ... Walter Bush
... Doc Nagobads
... Jim Craig
... Mike Eruzione
... Jack O'Callahan
... Rob McClanahan
... Ralph Cox
... Mark Johnson
Bobby Hanson ... Dave Silk
... Mike Ramsey
Billy Schneider ... Buzz Schneider
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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Rated PG for language and some rough sports action | See all certifications »

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6 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csoda a jégen  »

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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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Trivia

This film is considered to be one of the most accurate depictions of true events, including dialogue. See more »

Goofs

After the Czechoslovakia game Brooks is seen walking with Walter Bush talking about all the media attention the team is getting. He tells him that they have only won two games. This is incorrect. They have played two games, However, at that point in the film they have only won one game, the one against the Czechs. The first game they played against Sweden ended in a 1-1 tie. See more »

Quotes

Mike Eruzione: Mike Eruzione! Winthrop, Massachusettes!
Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?
Mike Eruzione: I play for the United States of America!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits of the film, each actor is shown on screen with the name of the player he portrayed along with a "where are they now" update. See more »

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Features The Rockford Files (1974) See more »

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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good movie
30 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was wary at first of Disney production of this film. I didn't want the cheesy Mighty Ducks type of sports movie, especially when dealing with the awesome task completed by these players. I thought the film makers did a nice job and the movie itself was quite entertaining. I think it exposes a whole generation to the 1980 U.S. hockey team and what they accomplished. Even though I am not a fan of Kurt Russell, I thought he was very good as Herb Brooks. He had the mannerisms and the voice down very well. Russell is a huge hockey fan himself so I know it was honor for him to play Brooks. For die hard hockey fans, this movie will entertain and it does not poison the game action or what it is really like to play hockey.


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