Miracle

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.
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"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)

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