Produced and released Feb. 6, 2004, by Walt Disney Pictures, color 35mm negative, 1.85:1 screen ratio, digital sound, 120 mins., filmed in British Columbia, Canada.
- Directed by Gavin O'Connor
- Written by Eric Guggenheim
- Produced by Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray
- Original Music by Mark Isham
- Cinematography by Dan Stoloff
- Film Editing by John Gilroy
- Sound Editing by Rob Nokes
- Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks
- Eddie Cahill as Jim Craig
- Michael Mantenuto as Jack O'Callahan
- Patrick O'Brien Demsey as Mike Eruzione
- Kenneth Mitchell as Ralph Cox
- Nathan West as Rob McClanahan
- Noah Emmerich as Craig Patrick
- Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Brooks
- Nate Miller as John Harrington (Former U of MN Hockey Player)
- Eric Peter-Kaiser as Mark 'Magic' Johnson
- Bobby Hanson as Dave Silk
- Samuel Skoryna as Steve Janaszyk
- Pete Duffy as Robert Suter
- Joe Cure as Mike Ramsey
- Stephen Kovalcik as Dave Christian
- Michael Coristine as Young Herb Brooks
- rest of cast listed alphabetically
- Beverley Breuer as Party Wife
- Jonathan Malko as Excited Guy
- Billy Schneider as Buzz Schneider
- Peter Shinkoda as Team Japan Athlete
"Miracle is the inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the exciting true story of one of the greatest moments in modern history, the film captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union 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' now-famous question to the millions viewing at home: 'Do you believe in miracles? Yes!'" (official site)
- Credits from the IMDB for the title Miracle
- Official Site from Walt Disney Pictures
- College kids perform Olympic miracle from ESPN, reprinted from USA Hockey: A Celebration Of A Great Tradition, 1997
- Reflecting on a Miracle: 20 Years Later from ESPN
- Herb Brooks killed in car accident from Sports Illustrated, August 11, 2003.
- The Miracle on Ice Remembered by Oliver North, August 15, 2003
- Movie to Sustain Brooks' Legacy by Charley Walters in Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Jan. 11, 2004.
- Do You Believe in Miracles?: The Story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team, DVD documentary with interviews of the real 1980 hockey players, produced by HBO.
- Sports History and 2002 Olympics and Super Bowl
- Espy, Richard. The Politics of the Olympic Games: with an Epilogue, 1976-1980. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. 238 p.
- Guttmann, Allen. Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. 1994. 275 p.
- Guttmann, Allen. The Olympics, a History of the Modern Games. 2nd edition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. 214 p.
- Jennings, Andrew. The Great Olympic Swindle: When the World Wanted its Games Back. London: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 390 p.
- Jennings, Andrew. Dishonored Games: Corruption, Money, and Greed at the Olympics. New York: Spi Books, 1992. 290 p.
- Roche, Maurice. Mega-events and Modernity: Olympics and Expos in the Growth of Global Culture. London: Routledge, 2000. 281 p.
- Senn, Alfred E. Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 1999. 315 p.
revised 1/20/04 by Steven Schoenherr | Filmnotes