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Miracle tells the story of the U.S. ice hockey team who won the 1980 Olympic gold medal in a huge upset. Kurt Russell, wearing the ugliest possible haircut and a stunning array of plaid pants, plays Herb Brooks, the dour Minnesota coach who hand-picked the team and bullied and coerced them to victory. Hockey fans will like all the training and game footage, and the young hockey players are very pretty, but the story is fairly straightforward. Herb picks the team, they get over some initial rivalries, work hard, and go to the Olympics at Lake Placid, end of story. Miracle is pleasant but not so inspiring or thought-provoking as it seems meant to be. I gave it seven out of ten.
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