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?
Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?
Mike Eruzione: I play for the United States of America!