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The Cokeville Miracle (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, History | 5 June 2015 (USA)
Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.

Director:

T.C. Christensen

Writers:

T.C. Christensen, Hartt Wixom (based on the book: "The Cokeville Miracle: When Angels Intervene" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasen Wade ... Ron Hartley
Sarah Kent ... Claudia Hartley
Kimball Stinger Kimball Stinger ... Jason Hartley
Alexa Rae Alexa Rae ... Cindy Hartley
Nathan Stevens ... David Young
Kymberly Mellen Kymberly Mellen ... Doris Young
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Penny Young
Caddis Adams Caddis Adams ... Katie Walker
Grace Hallows Grace Hallows ... Rachel Walker
Emily Wadley Emily Wadley ... Glenna Walker
Chris Clark Chris Clark ... Kevin Walker
Skyler M. Day ... Heidi Roberts
Karlee Broschinsky ... Joanna Metcafe
Koleman Stinger Koleman Stinger ... Travis Walker
Paul D. Hunt ... Cunningham
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Storyline

On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, Wy, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a single classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eye witness accounts from the students of miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes... what do you see? Written by Excel Entertainment.

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Based on actual events


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence and peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milagre em Cokeville See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,468, 7 June 2015

Gross USA:

$1,348,456

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,348,456
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Remember Films See more »
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Color:

Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

According to a video produced by the Davis School District, the school that serves as Cokeville Elementary School in the film is actually E. M. Whitesides Elementary School in Layton, Utah. According to Director T. C. Christensen, Whitesides was chosen due to some important structural and physical layout similarities to Cokeville Elementary, which are important to the story. Cokeville Elementary was not used because the Cokeville area doesn't have restaurants, hotels and other infrastructure necessary to support a cast and crew during filming. Christensen also attended Whitesides Elementary. See more »

Goofs

Most of the kitchen appliances and landmarks featured in the film didn't exist in the 1980s. A lot of them are from the 21st century, such as Dorsey's refrigerator and the buildings. See more »

Quotes

Ron Hartley: Too much coincidence to be coincidence.
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Connections

References To Save the Children (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Suo-Gan (Rest In Peace)
(uncredited)
Written by David Warner
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Enjoyed watching this movie, recommend
18 October 2015 | by nicolaskonstantinSee all my reviews

Enjoyed watching it and learning about the story of the school hostage crisis. I have not heard about this incident before. The movie is based on the real accounts of people who went through it, and if they say that they saw angels who helped them survive, I believe them. Those who make fun of the first-hand accounts should keep it to themselves. We had a school hostage crisis in Beslan in 2004 and it resulted in tragedy with lots of deaths. I liked what they said at the end of the movie, that there were lots of lepers in Jesus' day and not all of them got healed, but when one gets healed we should learn to recognize the hand of God. Fine movie, recommend!


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