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Expecting a Miracle (2009)

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L.A. engineer Pete Stanhope wants to stop expensive, frustrating IVF treatment with his wife, Donna, and consider adoption but his wife disagrees. In the hopes of defusing the marital ... See full summary »

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Steve Gomer

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Donald Davenport (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Priestley ... Pete Stanhope
Teri Polo ... Donna Stanhope
Cheech Marin ... Father Arturo
Kevin Balmore ... Pepillo Salazar (as Kevin Hernandez)
Rebeka Montoya ... Magdelena
Frank Gallegos ... Garcia
Shalim Ortiz ... Juan Salazar
Ed Lauter ... Walter Enright
Matthew Scott Montgomery ... Pete's Male Assistant
Barry Livingston ... Dr. Douglas Clark
Mia Cardena ... Little Village Girl (as Mia Cardeña)
Nicole Gabriella Scipione ... Linda
Ciro Suarez ... Farmer #1
Wynter Kullman ... Blair
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingrid Coree ... Townsman
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L.A. engineer Pete Stanhope wants to stop expensive, frustrating IVF treatment with his wife, Donna, and consider adoption but his wife disagrees. In the hopes of defusing the marital tension they go on a a romantic holiday to Mexico. Car trouble strands them in tiny Dommatina, a peaceful village where the locals are content. Pete accepts the help of the only car mechanic, Juan Salazar, while aiding the philosophical father Arturo with preparations for the annual fiesta. Juan's kid brother, disabled Pepillo, will then star in the 'flying act'. Getting to know the boy and experiencing simple happiness may reshape the Stanhope's own future. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Miracle of Dommatina See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Great Family movie
12 January 2009 | by wayne-534See all my reviews

I read another review that credited actor for the wife character as Nicole Scipione. This part is played wonderfully by Teri Polo, who for some reason is not even credited in the movie information. Also, I am not sure why this is classified as a comedy-drama. If there is comedy, it is very subdued. I do agree that Cheech Marin even plays his part straight. That is a very nice change. Rebeka Montoya is wonderful as the young lady that befriends Teri Polo's character as is Kevin Hernandez who plays the young boy. However, Priestly and Polo, definitely are strong as the main characters of the movie. They learn that life and love can go on even without children. They also learn to place their life in God's hands, rather than trying so hard to control their own destiny. Oh,and the pilot pig must be given credit. I guess there was one comic moment in the movie. I highly recommend it as a family movie.


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