|Writers:||Mike Rich, Eric Guggenheim|
|Cast:||Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Eddie Cahill, Noah Emmerich|
|Released:||Friday, February 06, 2004|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Rating:||Some material may not be suitable for children.|
Based on the exciting true story of one of the greatest moments in modern history, “Miracle” is the inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team’s coach, Herb Brooks (KURT RUSSELL), challenged a ragtag squad of college kids to take on the awesome juggernaut from the Soviet Union – the greatest hockey team in the world - at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching, the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels’s nowfamous question to the millions viewing at home: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”
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The Movie Itself is directed by Gavin O'Connor "Miracle" and tells the true story of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey team coached by Herb Brooks. Looking into what Brooks put his players through, both physically and emotionally, the movie also touches on the current political atmosphere the United States was facing with the Soviets at the time. The Soviets, having won the gold medal for the last 4 Olympics in Hockey, did not see the challenge of anyone as they can beat the best the NHL has to offer. As Brooks informs his teammates at one point, if you get a goal by the Russian goalkeeper, keep the puck because that simply never happens.
- The Making of Miracle: This runs close to 18 minutes and, surprisingly, isn't your run-of-the-mill making of. Instead this piece is rather informative and does a good job of mixing cast interviews with the real-life story.
- From Hockey to Hollywood: The Actors' Journeys: This shows the mixture of real-life players and actors working together.
- The Sound of Miracle: Running about 10 minutes in length, this goes over the process the filmmakers had in creating the sound for the film.
- Miracle ESPN: Roundtable with Linda Cohn: This is a lengthy feature that runs close to 41 minutes. This looks into the real-life events of the film as well as the discussion of coach Herb Brooks.
- First Impressions: Herb Brooks with Kurt Russell and the Filmmakers: In about 20 minutes, we get to see Herb Brooks' assistance in helping to make the film.
- Audio Commentary by Director Gavin O'Connor, Director of Photography Dan Stoloff and Editor John Gilroy:
- Outtakes: Here we get about 5 minutes of pretty funny outtakes.
- D-BOX motion code is included if you have equipment capable of decoding it.
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