"MIRACLE," A STIRRING FAMILY MOVIE STARRING KURT RUSSELL AND INSPIRED BY
ACTUAL EVENTS, AIRS AS THE "ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK," DECEMBER 27
Inspired by actual events and starring Kurt Russell, "Miracle" chronicles the remarkable journey of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey team, airing as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," DECEMBER 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/16/08)
In 1980, Herb Brooks, the United States Men's Ice Hockey Team coach, took a tawdry bunch of college kids up against the legendary elite squad from the Soviet Union in one of the truly great match-ups in sports history. A long shot from the beginning, the U.S. team wasn't made up of the best players Brooks could find, rather those he saw as the best fit for the task before them. And fit they did; after endless hours of grueling practices and being pushed to the limit time and again, they were finally ready to play as one, carrying the pride of a nation weary from world events.
"Miracle" starts Kurt Russell ("Poseidon") as coach Herb Brooks, Patricia Clarkson ("Lars and the Real Girl") as Patty Brooks, Noah Emmerich ("Cellular") as Craig Patrick, Sean McCann ("The River King") as Walter Bush, Kenneth Walsh ("Rise of the Silver Surfer") as Doc Nagobads, and Eddie Cahill ("Lords of Dogtown") as Jim Craig.
The 2004 feature was directed by Gavin O' Connor ("The Prince") and written by Eric Guggenheim. The film was produced by Pop Pop Productions, Mayhem Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
"MIRACLE" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Miracle" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround and also in Spanish. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.