A nut-shot of rah-rah athletic inspiration, Miracle tells the story of the US Olympic Hockey Team’s remarkable Gold Medal victory against the Soviets at the height of the Cold War. Basically, it’s the Rocky IV of hockey movies. Kurt Russell stars as coach Herb Brooks and delivers a rousing third-act speech that quickly earned its place among classic sports-movie moments. Director Gavin O’Connor went on to direct Warrior, another heart-felt sports film set within the world of mixed martial arts.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures