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The Cokeville Miracle (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, History | 5 June 2015 (USA)
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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.


T.C. Christensen


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





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


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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Did You Know?


Text of the last two frames in the movie: "This film is dedicated to all the brave people of that day in 1986, and to all parents who teach their children to pray." "Fear not, for they that be with us are more than they that be with them." - 2 Kings 6:16. See more »


Ron Hartley's squad car can't legally have been registered anywhere but his home county of Lincoln. Lincoln County license plates begin with a 12. Ron's car in several scenes, is clearly shown to begin with a 9, putting its locality of registration, and hence, of origin, in Big Horn County, far away on the Montana border. See more »


Ron Hartley: Too much coincidence to be coincidence.
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References To Save the Children (1994) See more »


Suo-Gan (Rest In Peace)
Written by David Warner
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A good movie about a true story
12 February 2016 | by abelhawkSee all my reviews

I honestly can't help but laugh at these negative reviews about this movie. If you don't like the acting, effects, etc., fine, but giving the movie 1 star because you don't like the way the miracles in the movie were shown is stupid. The accounts of angels and miracles are documented by real people who went through this terrible situation. Whether they're true or not is besides the point. Some people on here are saying "Why would God save them and not others," but this is a question unrelated to this movie's quality and presentation. It's like giving God Himself or the kids who told gave these accounts 1 star. The director and actors presented a documented story as told by real people. They didn't take any liberties or choose the way the story ended. If you're not religious, you probably won't appreciate the movie, but don't blame the directors for making "religious propaganda" or relating events that "don't make sense if God is a just god." The events did happen, or at least that's what the children said. Take it up with them if you don't believe it.

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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,468, 7 June 2015

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16:9 HD
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