Miracle (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Kurt Russell Herb Brooks
Patricia Clarkson Patty Brooks
Nathan West Rob McClanahan
Noah Emmerich Craig Patrick
Sean McCann Walter Bush
Kenneth Welsh Doc Nagobads
Eddie Cahill Jim Craig
Patrick O'Brien Demsey Mike Eruzione
Michael Mantenuto Jack O'Callahan
Kenneth Mitchell Ralph Cox
Ken Welsh Doc Nagobads
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family; History; Sport
Director Gavin O'Connor
Producer Mark Ciardi; Gordon Gray
Writer Eric Guggenheim
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 15 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The miracle about Miracle is that it gets so many details right in telling its 24-year-old story about the historic victory of the U.S. hockey team at the 1980 Olympic Games. It's typical for Hollywood to compromise such period details as hairstyles and fashion when catering to a contemporary audience, but Miracle looks and feels right in every detail, capturing the downbeat mood of post-Watergate America while showing how obsessively determined Minnesota hockey coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) managed to assemble a once-in-a-lifetime team and whip them into a victorious frenzy over their Soviet champion opponents. With sharp support from Patricia Clarkson (as Brooks's wife) and Noah Emmerich (as his long-suffering assistant), Russell grounds the film with a well-balanced combination of aloofness, intimidation, and closely guarded strategy. No doubt the real Brooks (who died in a car accident shortly after filming completed) would have approved. Thanks to director Gavin O'Connor (Tumbleweeds) and the producers of the similarly laudable sports films Remember the Titans and The Rookie, Miracle brings plenty of heart--and historical accuracy--to an old, familiar formula. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1300
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/18/04
Purchase Price $18.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Folder 011
Product Details
Edition (Widescreen Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 786936231939
Chapters
Release Date 5/18/04
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby