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The Miracle Season (2018)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

Director:

Sean McNamara

Writers:

David Aaron Cohen (screenplay by), Elissa Matsueda (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Kathy Bresnahan
Erin Moriarty ... Kelley Fliehler
William Hurt ... Ernie Found
Danika Yarosh ... Caroline Found
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Scott Sanders
Natalie Sharp ... Mack
Tiera Skovbye ... Brie
Lillian Doucet-Roche ... Taylor
Nesta Cooper ... Lizzy
Burkely Duffield ... Alex
Jillian Fargey ... Ellyn Found
Vanessa Wiebe Vanessa Wiebe ... Twin Tower #1
Cassandra Bagnell Cassandra Bagnell ... Twin Tower #2
Rebecca Staab ... Bethany
Lee Booker ... Catharine Found
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Storyline

Caroline "Line" Found is the star volleyball player on the Iowa City West High School Volleyball Team and well-loved by members of the community. With Line as the captain, the Trojans have been undefeated and everyone has high hopes for West to win the championship again after the previous year, especially against their long-time rival, City High. During a party at her house, Line decides to secretly sneak away to visit her mother Ellyn at the hospital, where she is being treated for cancer. That night, Line herself is killed in a moped accident, leaving the entire community in mourning. Despite the school and community still in shock over Line's death, the Trojans' coach, Kathy Bresnahan continues to hold volleyball practice. She directly approaches Line's best friend, Kelley, encouraging her to return because Line would have wanted them to continue. Kelley refuses, but Bresnahan persists until Kelley agrees. After it is revealed that the Trojans lost their most recent match due to ...

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Every Point Every Game Every Match Was For Her See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The actual Ernie Found is in the beginning of the movie. He is a fan in the stands that "Line" slaps hands with. See more »

Goofs

Caroline Found actually died August 11, 2011 two weeks before the school year began, not during the first week of as shown in a film. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Bresnahan: How many teams have earned two championships back to back? Almost none.
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Flyin Home
Written by Cahleb Branch, Stefan Taft, Stephen Dorsey and Che Pope
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Beautiful film
16 October 2018 | by helenahandbasket-93734See all my reviews

Living in the area, I was well aware when this tragedy occurred. My nephew was also an assistant coach on the team (but not portrayed) so I know from him how accurate the portrayal is, as well as knowing Kathy for decades. Bres is very matter-of-fact, and suffers no fools, but she's not quite as calloused as portrayed on screen. That being said, it's understandable to create drama to perpetuate the story with a sort of antagonist. The timeline is a little 'off', and the difference between semifinals & finals is only a day- but again, plot development, so it's necessary. Other than these very small details, I found the film to be very good, Helen Hunt absolutely nailed Bres' wardrobe to a T! I recall the ICW football team also honoring 'Line' during their season, and the entire state really did rally around these kids who suffered so mightily. It's a wonderful portrayal of events, and how drive and determination really can propel you to the top, and honor those left behind.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Live Line Line See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,950,652, 8 April 2018

Gross USA:

$10,230,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,230,620
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