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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 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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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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Good for 1981, but Ready for Remake
28 January 2004 | by apollo68See all my reviews

As a 12 year-old I ate this movie up. It came on ABC on the anniversary (or thereabouts) of the Lake Placid games. It has plenty of drama off the ice, but settles for stock Olympics broadcast footage in most of the game action. As a Cold war relic, it does play up a little on the US vs. Them theme with the Soviets (a poor cousin of 'The Imperial March' plays as the USSR group marches into the opening ceremonies).

The movie plays and looks a lot like late-70's TV movies (i.e. musical interlude on a bus trip with one of the players singing "Homeward Bound" with a guitar). Casting could have been better. Andrew Stevens was a hot property for the time, but a little too severe for Mike Eruzione. Karl Malden as Herb Brooks? Twenty years too old and doesn't look remotely like him. Robert Conrad would've been a lot closer on both. Kurt Russell looks like a good choice for "Miracle".


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