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Plot, Details & Awards

Miracle Mile

R In Theaters 05/17/1989 , 87min.
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Plot & Details

Miracle Mile starts conventionally enough, with bashful musician Anthony Edwards going ga-ga over waitress Mare Winningham. After a pleasant if somewhat quirky day together, Edwards and Winningham plan a tete-a-tete at the all-night restaurant where the girl works. While preparing to call her on a pay phone, Edwards intercepts a frantic call from a soldier stationed at a Midwestern missile silo. The message: nuclear warheads have been launched, and it's only 70 minutes to Armageddon! This unsettling news casts severe doubts over the future of Edwards' and Winningham's relationship.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Steve De Jarnatt Nominated
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress Mare Winningham Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 Sundance Film Festival In Competition Steve De Jarnatt Nominated

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