Why to Watch - Miracle

Do you believe in miracles? I’m a Dinosaur that’s still alive so obviously, but also because I’ve seen this movie. Might be a little corny at times, but its a Kurt Russel hockey movie based on a true story, you get what you get. Try not to feel uplifted at the end, I dare you.



Miracle (2004) Biography, Drama, History, Sport | 135min | February 6, 2004 (United States) 7.5
Director: Gavin O'ConnorWriter: Eric GuggenheimStars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan WestSummary: The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! —Sujit R. Varma


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