MIRACLE (2004 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Miracle needs to replace Kurt Russell with a more forceful character like Kris Kristofferson or move the assistant coach, Noah Emmerich, into the head coach position. That single casting move would greatly improve the entire presentation into higher rating and quality viewing. This film works for the teen/adult audience and survives due to its tenacious desire to replicate events at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Storyline

Ice hockey Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) takes a personally selected hockey team and wins the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gavin O’ Connor for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ross Greenburg and Justis Greene for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Patti Brooks (Patricia Clarkson), Craig Patrick (Noah Emmerich), Walter Bush (Sean McCann), Doc Nagobads (Kenneth Welsh), Jim Craig (Eddie Cahill), Mike Eruzione (Patrick O’Brien Demsey), Jack O’Callahan (Michael Mantenuto), Rob McClanahan (Nathan West), Ralph Cox (Kenneth Mitchell), Mark Johnson (Eric Peter-Kaiser), Dave Silk (Bobby Hanson), Mike Ramsey (Joseph Cure), and Buzz Schneider (Billy Schneider).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie serves hockey fans well with inspirational scenes and good hockey plays.

Ben Meyers

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