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July 3, 2011Posted by on
I watched “Miracle” again for the first time since my college days. The movie was inspiring, to say the least. Who would have thought that a bunch of U.S. collegians could beat the best team in the world? Well, they had thousands of screaming American fans, a great coach and a bad-ass conditioning program to back them up.
“Miracle” is one of the best sports movies I’ve ever seen, definitely at par with the best of them. Despite living in a tropical country, I’ve always found ice hockey movies particularly interesting. The entire game, for this noob, is one helluva big oxymoron – with the graceful motion of skating juxtaposed with the fast-paced (oft violent) action of team sports.
I particularly liked the end credits, where each member of the gold-medal winning team was given a brief post-Olympic rundown. The classic Aerosmith hit “Dream On” plays as the credits roll on.
It was an apt theme, considering where the 1980 Miracle on Ice team came from. Watch the movie, if you haven’t seen it yet!