#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale 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, 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 from 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!
Plot: When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe: the heavily-favored Soviet team.
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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 the ice rinks. If you know your sports history then there’s obviously no surprise factor here, but there’s good insight into squad dynamics, of coaching and toughness involved in the many facets of high level sport. Russell leads his young cast admirably, while the action scenes during the matches have a kinetic energy that’s most impressive. 7/10
I do love a sports drama, which is fortunate as Disney sure do a lot of them!
‘Miracle’ 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. Russell nails the role. Elsewhere, Noah Emmerich does a solid job, as do those who portray the players – even if none of them stick in my memory much.
The score is strong, as are most things about this film. It probably goes on for a tad too long, they could’ve cut thirty minutes without losing anything major. It doesn’t drag though, to its credit.
In conclusion, this 2004 production is 100% worth a watch.
It was winter of 1980, and I remember it well.
‘Miracles do happen’, the announcer’s original broadcast is heard during the scenes recreated for this movie, ‘Miracle.’ Anyone who remembers what happened during those Winter Olympics in 1980 will know what this movie is about, and how it ends. However, there can be no spoilers, because this is not a movie about a hockey game, or even the sport of hockey. Nor is it about the players. It is solely about the coach, Herb Brooks, who, with his unconventional style and wisdom about the game, took these young hockey players to a level no one thought possible. In the end it didn’t really matter whether they won or lost the game against the Russian. What mattered was that each of the 20 players found out what was possible inside himself.
The movie begins with a montage of scenes from the period, the years, leading up to the selection of the Olympic hockey team in the summer of 1979. The cold war. The oil shortage and long gasoline lines. The disgraced President Nixon. The embattled President Carter. The Russians invading Afganistan. Then we see coach Brooks doing it his own way. A year and a half of scouting, one day of try-outs, to pick the 26 players which would eventually be cut to 20 for the competition. The DVD extras show us how much went into making the movie faithful, including a session with Brooks himself, who died in an accident right after filming was wrapped up. A very fine movie of a very inspirational journey.
A typical sports movie about a ragtag group of young athletes taking on the best of the world and coming out on top to the whopping cheers of the arena… and it was amazing! You can’t help but get chills. One of the everlasting Olympic stories, the miracle on ice, is told in a really fantastic way. You can’t help but love this movie for all that it represents.
My only criticism is that it’s a bit long. But we’ll worth it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Director Gavin O’Connor
Writer Eric Guggenheim
Actors Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann
Country Canada, USA
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures, Mayhem Pictures, Pop Pop Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.40 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Command Post/Toybox West, Vancouver, Canada (video dailies), Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (film dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,724 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)