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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    To make a movie about that team and those games requires more than an ability to depict personal dramas or re-enact game highlights. It requires the re- creation of a world and a mind-set, and Miracle accomplishes both brilliantly. show more

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    Russell's conviction is so total that it tingles the spines of the audience. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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