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Miracle on Ice (1981)

A fact-based story of how the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid, New York Winter Olympics, then went on to win the gold medal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Malden ... Herb Brooks
Andrew Stevens ... Mike Eruzione
Steve Guttenberg ... Jim Craig
Jerry Houser ... Les Auge
Allan Miller ... Kaminsky
Robert F. Lyons ... Murray
Robert Pierce ... Craig Patrick
Michael Cavanaugh ... George
Lucinda Dooling Lucinda Dooling ... Donna
Jessica Walter ... Pat Brooks
Eugene Roche ... Don Craig
Thomas Babson ... Steve Thompson
Jack Blessing ... Mark Pavelich
Michael Cummings ... Mark Johnson
Rick Dano ... Dave Silk (as Richard Dano)
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A fact-based story of how the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid, New York Winter Olympics, then went on to win the gold medal. Written by <genekim@concentric.net>

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiekkokaukalon ihme See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This story was retold in Disney's Miracle (2004), starring Kurt Russell. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, during the awarding of the gold medals to the U.S. team, the team members all sing the National Anthem. However, Mike Eruzione (Andrew Stevens) clearly sings "...for the land of the free", instead of the correct lyric: "o'er the land of the free". See more »

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References Slap Shot (1977) See more »

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Worth it . . . Very worth it
4 February 2010 | by agreinheimerSee all my reviews

In June of '79 I graduated high school. For the later half of the '78-'79 hockey season and the first part of the '79-'80 season I witnessed the juggernaut steamroller that was stamped "CCCP", punctuated with a hammer and sickle. I watched as it tore through the NHL that year. It didn't matter whether your team was the great Montreal Canadians, Boston Bruins or the Detroit Redwings. No one was great against the Soviet team. Exhibition game after exhibition game the Soviet team showed they were the be all, end all.

And we sent a bunch of damn college kids "where angels fear to tread . . ."

I have not seen the the remake with Kurt Russell. And I don't know that I want to get into arguments about casting, use of ABC game footage (remember though, I heard "Do you believe in miracles?" live); I will watch this movie whenever it comes around on television.

Call it nostalgia, or whatever, but I enjoy this movie each time I see it. I still get teary-eyed. It captures a moment - a quick fleeting moment. But oh - what a moment.

Watch this one for what it is and enjoy it. "Miracle on Ice" was done to celebrate a moment and the people of that moment. And for those who remember, that includes you and me.


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