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The best Miracle quotes tell the true story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team who won the gold medal against all odds at the Winter Olympics. Written by Eric Guggenheim, the film was directed by Gavin O'Connor. Miracle opened in theaters on February 6, 2004, and has since been regarded as one of the best sports movies of all time.

In Miracle, the United States Olympic Committee, in preparation for the 1980 Winter Olympics, hires the highly successful University of Minnesota coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) to lead the team into what is seen as an impossible task. The US enters the games having been embarrassed, especially by the Soviet team, which won gold at six of the last seven Olympics. Much to their ire, however, Coach Brooks selects a roster of 26 players, which by design, omit many of the most talented players available.

Coach Brooks puts the players, including Jim Craig (Eddie Cahill), Mike Erizione (Patrick O'Brien Demsey), Jack O'Callahan (Michael Mantenuto) and Rob McClanahan (Nathan West), through grueling training in preparation. Using his own system, he forces them to think differently about the game and enter the Olympics as the best-conditioned team on the ice. In the end, the US team faces the Soviets where the epic conclusion of the story peaks. Coach Brooks leaves the team with a remarkable pre-game speech but it's up to them whether they will complete the miracle or not.

Miracle isn's just one of the best sports movies ever, but also one of the most inspirational sports movies as well. Do you believe in miracles?
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Great Moments Are Born From Great Opportunity


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Herb Brooks: Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.
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The Name on the Front


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Herb Brooks: When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates. And the name on the front is a hell of alot more important than the one on the back! Get that through your head!
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Who Do You Play For?


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Mike Eruzione: Mike Eruzione! Winthrop, Massachusetts!
Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?
Mike Eruzione: I play for the United States of America!
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Do You Believe in Miracles?


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Al Michaels: Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? YES!
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That'll Get Them Going


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Herb Brooks: This is unbelievable. You guys are playing like this is some throw away game up in Rochester. Who we playing Rammer?
Mike Ramsey: Sweden
Herb Brooks: Yeah. You're damn right Sweden! In the Olympics! What the hell is wrong with you? Put your gear on! I said put your gear on! Who do you play for?
Rob McClanahan: Doc told me I can't play.
Herb Brooks: Yeah, yeah, yeah I know. You got a bad bruise. You know what, put your street clothes on because I got no time for quitters!
Mike Eruzione: Come on Herb! Nobody is quitting here!
Herb Brooks: You worry about your own game. Plenty there to keep you busy. A bruise on the leg is a hell of a long way from the heart, candy ass.
Rob McClanahan: What'd you call me?
Herb Brooks: You heard me!
Rob McClanahan: You want me to play huh? Is that what you want?
Herb Brooks: I want you to be a hockey player!!
Rob McClanahan: I AM A HOCKEY PLAYER! YOU WANT ME TO PLAY ON ONE LEG? HUH? I'LL PLAY ON ONE LEG!
Herb Brooks: That'll get them going.
Craig Patrick: Oh yeah. I'll clean up!
Rob McClanahan: GET OFF ME! THERE, WOULD THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY, HUH HERB?!?! I AM A HOCKEY PLAYER!!!!
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The Kid in the Net Who Wouldn't Take the Test


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Jim Craig: Wait a second, I've given you all I've got, and now you're pulling the plug on me?
Herb Brooks: Have you? Given me your very best? Because I know there's a lot more in you, a whole other level, that for some reason you just don't want to go to!... Aww, what the hell, you don't understand what the hell I'm talking about.
Jim Craig: No... you know what I understand, Herb? I don't understand you, nobody on this team understands you. You, with your ridiculous sayings, and your drills, and those stupid psychology tests that you had everybody take
Herb Brooks: Everybody?
Jim Craig: What, so this is what this is all about? Because I didn't take your test? Fine, you want me to take your test, I'll take your test. Is that what you want?
Herb Brooks: No. I wanna see the kid in the net who wouldn't take the test.
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The Miracle Was Made Complete


The Miracle Was Made Complete is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miracle Movie Quotes
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Herb Brooks: Two days later the miracle was made complete. My boys defeated Finland to win the gold medal, coming from behind once again. As I watched them out there, celebrating on the ice, I realized that Patti had been right. It was a lot more than a hockey game, not only for those who watched it, but for those who played in it. I've often been asked in the years since Lake Placid what was the best moment for me. Well, it was here - the sight of 20 young men of such differing backgrounds now standing as one. Young men willing to sacrifice so much of themselves all for an unknown. A few years later, the U.S. began using professional athletes at the Games - Dream Teams. I always found that term ironic because now that we have Dream Teams, we seldom ever get to dream. But on one weekend, as America and the world watched, a group of remarkable young men gave the nation what it needed most - a chance, for one night, not only to dream, but a chance, once again, to believe.
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All Star Teams Fail


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Herb Brooks: All-star teams fail because they rely solely on the individual's talent. The Soviets win because they take that talent and use it inside a system that's designed for the betterment of the team. My goal is to beat 'em at their own game.
Lou Nanne: Beat the best team in the world? Gold medalists in '64, '68, '72, '76? Pretty lofty goal, Herb.
Herb Brooks: Well, Lou, that's why I want to pursue it.