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    Miracle....the movie

    So I'm watching it on FX tonight....I own it on DVD and have seen it probably a hundred times......but I'm thinking this was one of, if not the, greatest moment in US sports history. A bunch of college kids take down the hockey dynasty of the past 2-3 decades. Where is the heart and/or feel good stories these days........sadly, now, it's all about the money.

    Still, love this movie though, and always will!!



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

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    I agree... When that miracle happened, I was in the 7th grade and wasn't to much into hockey at the time. I remember coming home from school and my dad was fielding phone calls from family in up state N.Y. stating over and over again that something miraculous has just happened! We went out to eat that night... and it was the only time I saw my dad drink. It was a glass of champaign. Yep, I wasn't to aware of "the miracle on ice" at the time, but for some reason, I'll never forget that evening of joy and laughter, and celebration, February 22, 1980.

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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    My dad is a huge hockey fan, and made sure I was watching when that game was played. I was 10, so he spent the game explaining how big the mismatch was, and it is easily the most intense sports moment of my life. I still haven't seen the movie, as I can't imagine it would live up to that.



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    When you use pros the dreams are gone as they have achieved their dreams by playing professionally. What I like so much is that a lot of people think that was for the gold medal and it wasn't.



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    awesome movie



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    I absolutely can't stand hockey or anything hockey related and do my best to ignore it at all cost but even I can't help but get caught up in what those kids did. The uniqueness of that situation is something that will probably never be seen again in American sports.



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwpTj_Z9v-c]YouTube - Miracle - Coach Brooks Addresses Team Pre Game[/ame]



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    I'm pretty sure that the game vs. the USSR was on a Friday night.

    I was a freshman in high school and I remember being at our high school game and the announcer announcing the win and everyone breaking into the USA..USA..USA..USA..USA..USA..USA chant.

    If not the best moment in US sports history it has to be very close to the top.

    I enjoyed the movie...especially the part where Herb has them doing the hockey version of suicides and he keeps asking each player who they play for and each one says their college team...until finally Eruzione says "I play for the United States of America".



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    I absolutely love this movie. If you don't own it - I would highly recommend purchasing it! The extras/bonus features are awesome: interviews with Rizzo, Craig, Brooks, and some of the actors (including Kurt R) are great and the "Making of the movie" segment is very interesting. For the most part, the director used hockey players and taught them to act, instead of the other way around. Also, in the scene where the team is forced to skate the "suicides," the players/actors were NOT acting. In order to look and feel real, the director had the actors actually skate those "suicides."


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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    I agree that that game has to be one of the best moments in the history of sports in the USA. It's not often that a semi-final game over shadows the final. There are a lot of people that can remember beating the Russians but can't name the team that was beaten to win the gold. The movie is a great way to remember the moment. Does anyone know if the "USA" chant was used before the Lake Placid olympics?



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    I wasn't even alive at the time but this is still my favorite sports moment of all time.



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    Re: Miracle....the movie

    Quote Originally Posted by yCy View Post
    Does anyone know if the "USA" chant was used before the Lake Placid olympics?
    I can't provide any evidence, but I have heard multiple times that the USA chant originated at the 1980s Olympics.


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