At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
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!Written by
Sujit R. Varma
For the portions filmed in Rossland, British Columbia, several vintage city buses were provided by Selkirk College in Nelson, British Columbia. Of the three buses prepared by the college, only one survived the trip from Nelson to Rossland. One bus burned up its transmission, and another bus kept blowing tires. The bus that did make it to Rossland, burned excessive amounts of oil, and was said to be extremely troublesome to the film crew. See more »
On Mike Eruzione's game-winning goal, the film shows Eruzione taking a pass from the offensive zone while outside of the blue line, then skating inside the blue line and firing the game-winning shot. Had the play actually occurred in this manner, the play would have been whistled dead for an offsides. Eruzione's goal, in actuality, did not occur as depicted and took place with no infraction. See more »
I'll be your coach, I won't be your friend. If you need one of those, take it up with Doc or Coach Patrick.
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During the closing credits of the film, each actor is shown on screen with the name of the player he portrayed along with a "where are they now" update. See more »
I was too young to have known anything about this game when it was played in real life, but it was definitely more than a game. It concerned world politics and the cold war. The movie did a good job showing how seemingly impossible it seemed for the young American team to beat the best team in the world who had been playing together for 10 years. And Kurt Russell did a good job as the tough coach who was hard on the players to get the most out of them. I also liked the way the hockey games were filmed. I think hockey is the most boring sport and I don't know any of the rules, but the way it was filmed let the least knowlegdable person follow what was going on.
FINAL VERDICT: If you like sports movies, then don't miss this one.
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