Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Craig R. Whitney Himself (New York Times)
Walter Mondale Himself
John Powers Himself (Boston Globe)
Jack O'Callahan Himself (also archive footage)
John Harrington Himself (Forward, USA 1980)
Herb Brooks Himself (also archive footage)
E.M. Swift Himself
Craig Patrick Himself
Jim Craig Himself (also archive footage)
Vladislav Tretiak Himself (also archive footage)
John Powers (VII)
John Harrington (VI)
Movie Details
Genre Documentary; History; Sport
Producer Brian Hyland; Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley
Writer Bernard Goldberg
Studio Hbo Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
You don't need to know anything about hockey to be moved by this hourlong documentary about one of the greatest upsets in sports history: the United States' defeat of the vaunted Russian Olympic hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The film recounts the David vs. Goliath matchup between the Americans (essentially a group of college kids molded into a team by coach Herb Brooks, also the U.S. hockey coach in the 2002 Olympic games) and the Russians, professionals who had won four straight Olympic golds. The story is retold in interviews with the people who lived it, including Brooks and several of the American players, sportscaster Al Michaels (who uttered the title line as the game ended), and key Russian players. Do You Believe in Miracles? is a solid blend of sports and history that focuses on the human element in one of the great underdog victories of all time. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1299
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/18/04
Purchase Price $3.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 026359187520
Release Date 1/8/02
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby