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Miracles Still Happen (1974)

I miracoli accadono ancora (original title)
A seventeen-year-old schoolgirl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian Amazon.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Susan Penhaligon ... Juliane Koepcke
Paul Muller ... Juliane's Father
Graziella Galvani Graziella Galvani ... Juliane's Mother
Clyde Peters Clyde Peters
Heinrich Maulhardt Heinrich Maulhardt
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The true story of Juliane Koepcke, the seventeen-year-old schoolgirl who survived one of the most amazing adventures of our times. Flying from Peru to see her father for the New Year celebrations, Juliane's plane hits a cyclone and breaks up at 24,000 feet. Somehow, Juliane miraculously survives the horror only to find herself alone in the hostile world of the South American rainforests. There her tormented battle to find civilization begins. Written by Anonymous

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Incredible true-life drama of Juliane Koepcke... the story of a 17-year-old schoolgirl who survived a 10,000 foot plunge from an exploding jetplane and an 11 day terrifying ordeal in the Peruvian jungle! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 July 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Juliane Koepcke See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Penhaligon did most of her own stunts for this film, up to and including the numerous swims she goes for in the Amazon River. See more »

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Featured in Wings of Hope (2000) See more »

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My most enduring Christmas memory
4 December 2019 | by k-cobleSee all my reviews

**This story has some grossness, some religiocentric child making assumptions and some nostalgia.**

When I was a kid in the 1970s/early 80s my local tv station (channel 55 on the dial) ran a 55 hour Christmas movie marathon.

ANYWAY...I watched all 55 hours of it one year because I had the flu. And there was some movie on at like 3am on Christmas morning (!!!) about this teenage girl who survived a plane crash in the jungle and had to hobble her wounded self through the jungle to get back to civilization. I guess they thought the miracle of her survival was Christmassy. Anyway through all the horrors of her struggling through the jungle the one I remember to this day is the scene where she's popping botfly larvae out of her festering wounds. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

And that's why I always associate botfly larvae with Christmas. True story.


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