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Miracle
Miracle

Year Released: 2004

Staring: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Plot

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

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"Disney doing what they do best with this sort of material. It's a feel good sports movie based around the true story of Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) who had the unenviable task of leading the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Where the all conquering Russian squad were waiting. We follow Brooks as he assembles a youthful squad then pushes them to the limits, mentally and physically, all while facing pressures in his home life as he gives his all on th"

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"I do love a sports drama, which is fortunate as Disney sure do a lot of them! <em>'Miracle'</em> is very good, as it details the events of the 1980 Winter Olympics between the hockey teams of the US and the USSR. The constant connections to world events can feel a little forced in parts, but I entirely get what they were going for - it doesn't hamper things at all, anyway. Kurt Russell is superb as Herb Brooks, he's far and away the best and most interesting character/actor onscreen. Russe"

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