Plot – This is the true story of Herb Brooks, the coach of the US hockey team during the Olympic Games held in Lake Placid in 1980. Herb had several tasks as selecting the best players, making them play together and protecting them from any external pressure to defeat the unbeatable Soviet team.
All actors – Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh, Eddie Cahill, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto, Nathan West, Kenneth Mitchell, Eric Peter-Kaiser, Bobby Hansonshow all
“Miracle” Quotes 22 quotes
“If we played them ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight.”
“When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates; and the name on the front, is a hell of a lot more important, than the one on the back.”
“Vladislav Tretiak: if you score on him, keep the puck because it does not happen often.”
“That look like hockey to you? To me it looks like two monkeys trying to hump a football.”
“Great moments are born from great opportunity.”
“I've often been asked in the years since Lake Placid what was the best moment for me. Well, it was here, the sight of 20 young men of such differing backgrounds now standing as one.”
“- Craig Patrick: Hockey players from Boston and Minnesota.
- Doc Nagobads: Our own private Cold War.”
“Pass, shoot, score!”
“Mike Eruzione: Mike Eruzione! Winthrop, Massachusetts!
Herb Brooks: Who do you play for?
Mike Eruzione: I play for the United States of America!”
“A few years later, the U.S. began using professional athletes at the Games, DreamTeams. I always found that term ironic because now that we have DreamTeams, we seldom ever get to dream. But on one weekend, as America and the world watched, a group of remarkable young men gave the nation what it needed most: a chance, for one night, not only to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“We were taxiing out to the runway, right? And we, you know, we kind of hit a moose. No, the moose is fine, but we gotta make sure that the plane's all right, so some of the boys are pushing it back so these guys can take a look at it. Patti, the moose is okay. He ran off. I saw it.”
“- Herb Brooks: A bruise on the leg is a hell of a long way from the heart, candy ass.
- Rob McClanahan: What'd you call me?
- Herb Brooks: You heard me!
- Rob McClanahan: You want me to play huh? Is that what you want?
- Herb Brooks: I want you to be a hockey player!
- Rob McClanahan: I am a hockey player! You want me to play on some leg? I’ll...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Bill Baker: Do these guys ever smile?
- Jack O'Callahan: They're Russians. They get shot if they smile.”
“You think you can win on talent alone? Gentlemen, you don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.”
“I'll be your coach, I won't be your friend.”
“You were born to be hockey players, Every one of you. You were meant to be here tonight. This is your game. Their time is done! It’s over! I'm sick and tired of hearin' about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ‘em! This is your time.”
“I'm Ralph Cox. I'm from whereever's not gonna get me hit!”
“- Rob McClanahan: How’s your legs?
- Jack O'Callahan: I'll let you know when I can feel them!”