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Miracle Run (2004)

A mom is alone with her fraternal twin sons after they're diagnosed with autism. She tries to give them a normal childhood.

Director:

Gregg Champion

Writer:

Mike Maples
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary-Louise Parker ... Corrine Morgan-Thomas
Aidan Quinn ... Douglas Thomas
Zac Efron ... Stephen Morgan
Bubba Lewis ... Philip Morgan
Jake Cherry ... Young Stephen
Jeremy Shada ... Young Philip
Alicia Morton Alicia Morton ... Jennifer
Michael Arata ... Brian
John McConnell
Mikki Val ... Reva
Bernard Hocke ... Wayne
Michael P. Cahill Michael P. Cahill ... Taylor
Veronica Russell Veronica Russell ... Ms. Gabler
Wallace Merck ... Dr. Hardwick
Bernard Johnson Bernard Johnson
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The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes drastically when she finally finds out that her sons are autistic. The first few doctors she takes her sons to are unable to diagnose them with any problem, saying that they are just fine; fortunately, Corrine takes her sons to a specialist who diagnoses the boys with Autism. Corrine's initial reaction is that of shock. She does not like the idea that her sons are autistic, and leaves the hospital angrily. She does, however, end up realizing that the specialist was correct. When she tells her husband about their autism, he says he doesn't want to deal with the autism, so she decides to leave him. She is determined to fight the social stigma of autism and to have her sons be treated like any other child, so she does not tell Stephen and Philip's new school about their problem. The school accuses her of... Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Wonderful performances in this true story
24 July 2005 | by Travis_Bickle01See all my reviews

I've often seen movies made for TV, but most of the time, I prefer the ones which are quite famous and which have received Emmy's and Golden Globes. I've seen movies like "The Gathering Storm", "Door To Door" and "Live From Baghdad". I loved all of them. The reason I saw this very small TV-movie is because Mary-Louise Parker was starring in it. I became a huge fan of her after seeing her stunning performance in "Angels in America".

I wasn't disappointed after seeing "Miracle Run" either. Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn as well as the boys when the are teenagers gave excellent performances. The fact that it's based on a true story makes it even better. I always like seeing movies based on true stories, but they need to have a decent cast. I also believe these kind of movies are important to support and encourage people who are going through similar situations.

"Miracle Run" is absolutely worth watching because of the wonderful performances and the amazing story.

8/10


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Official Sites:

Lifetime Television

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unexpected Journey See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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1.33 : 1
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