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Overview From the studio that brought you THE ROOKIE and REMEMBER THE TITANS comes the movie everybody loves - MIRACLE. Filled with exhilarating nonstop hockey action and heart-racing suspense, it's the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history - the 1980 United States ice hockey team's triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union. Kurt Russell gives a brilliant performance as the dynamic and determined coach Herb Brooks, who had an impossible dream - beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviets at their own game. Starting with a handpicked group of 26 undisciplined kids, Brooks coached them to play like they never played before, and turned 20 of them into a team that believed they could achieve the unachievable - and in the process, united a nation with a new feeling of hope.
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Actors: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann
Directors: Gavin O'Connor
Writers: Eric Guggenheim
Producers: Gordon Gray, Greg O'Connor, Jon Mone, Justis Greene, Mark Ciardi, Ross Greenburg
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Running Time: 136.00 minutes
Record Label Walt Disney Video
Format Closed-captioned / Color / Dolby / DVD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.46" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Feb 24, 2013
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 6936231926 ISBN13 0786936231922 UPC 786936231922
Availability 0 units.
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Brilliant recalling of a moment in history Feb 17, 2008
I grew up in Texas in the 60s. It's an understatement to say that hockey was a sport I had little knowledge of, and even less interest in.
That changed very dramatically in 1980. For those of you too young to remember the cold war, it's probably hard to understand the national significance attached to sporting and cultural events that pitted the US vs. the Soviet Union: Van Cliburn winning the Tchaikovsky piano competition in Moscow in 1958; Bobby Fischer defeating Boris Spassky for the world chess championship in 1972; the Soviet basketball team (in an extremely controversial game) ending the US's unbeaten streak in the Olympics that same year; and the Miracle on Ice depicted in this movie. In each case, millions of Americans who had little interest in classical music or chess or basketball or hockey suddenly found themselves very interested indeed. Whether or not these events should have been viewed as Cold War battles, it's simply the case that they were.
Having said that, how well does "Miracle" recall the events? I think it does so brilliantly, from the casting to the cinematography to the direction -- all of it. It's not hard to believe you're back in 1980.
Final note: next to hearing the famed Al Michaels line "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!", my favorite scene was a few seconds earlier. As the clock wound down with the US team protecting its lead, we see the coach's wife in the stands, head bowed and gloved hands rubbing together nervously, unable to watch. One of many, many great vignettes in this great movie.
Miracle 2004 Feb 12, 2008
I have the DVD with 2 disks and enjoy it very much. My cousin is one of the major stars in this and was never an actor, but a hockey player! He did a great job and so did all the other kids. I remember watching the USA gold winning hocky game played in the Lake Placid Olympics on TV when I was 13 (my family being from upstate NY) and remember the sheer exhilaration and awe we all felt at beating the odds. Having said that, I don't think the extras gave it the same feeling. But I guess you can't paid Canadians enough to cheer for the US in hockey. I think it means more to them. Still, loved the movie and I want to say 'Hi' to all the 'Miracle Cuties' who were part of it.
Simply incredible! Nov 28, 2007
In the 1980 Olympic Games the US Hockey team overcame enormous disadvantages to successfully defeat the Soviet Hockey team and earn the gold medal, breaking a nearly twenty-year winning streak for the Soviets in what was aptly described as a miracle on the ice. 'Miracle,' starring Kurt Russell (Vanilla Sky, Escape From L.A.) as Olympic coach Herb Brooks, aims to retell this story as realistically as possible to show the audience what it was like to be a member of that remarkable team and be a part of such an astonishing accomplishment. The audience gets to see the process of forming such a team from the selection of the coach, to the selection of the players, to the grueling schedule of practice, through several defeats, to eventual success.
'Miracle' is a completely successful, realistic depiction of a remarkable event in American sports history. Herb Brooks and a variety of the members of the real 1980 US hockey team signed on as advisors with Brooks suffering an untimely death during the production. The contribution of these people enables the goals, action, story, and acting, to be dead-on accurate in its presentation of the events as they took place during the 1980 games. Kurt Russell shines brightly in his role as the coach of this team; from the Minnesota accent, to the coaching style, Russell's performance is as life-like as acting gets. All the hockey players are remarkable in their performances, but special attention should be paid to Billy Schneider, the son of Buzz Schneider, who portrays his father in this film, Patrick O'Brien Demsey who perfectly plays the role Mike Eruzione, and Mike Mantenuto, the former UMaine player, who portrays Jack O'Callahan.
While there are movies which are much more complex, much deeper, and much more artistically valuable, 'Miracle,' aims to be a simple, but accurate, depiction of this remarkable event in the history of the Cold War. Director Gavin O'Connor succeeds admirably in meeting and surpassing these modest goals. 'Miracle' is strongly recommended to all audiences and a hearty thank you is due to Disney for allowing such an exceptional film to be made.
Inspiring Nov 7, 2007
As a hockey family, we all thoroughly enjoy this movie. No matter how many times you see it, you still want to stand up and cheer! Enjoyable even if you aren't a hockey fan. Does a great job capturing the feeling of the time when this originally took place.
inspiring Nov 5, 2007
I have seen this movie, may be 200 times. Because, I have been watching it since 2005. So purpose of buying this DVD is to watch it more, whenever I am down and depressed.