• Miracle (2004)


Release Date: February 2nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 2004

PG |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

When college coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe, the heavily-favored Soviet team. As the U.S. squad tries to overcome insurmountable odds and win the gold medal, the team becomes a microcosm for American patriotism during the Cold War.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh, Eddie Cahill, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mayhem Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Pop Pop Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Rivalry, 1980s, Inspiring, Rousing, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Miracle really isn't about the game. It's about the game as metaphor for united we stand. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse.

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