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The Miracle (1991)

R | | Drama | 5 April 1991 (UK)
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The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »

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Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverly D'Angelo ... Renee Baker
Donal McCann ... Sam
Niall Byrne Niall Byrne ... Jimmy
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Rose
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Mr. Beausang
Cathleen Delany Cathleen Delany ... Miss Strange (as Cathleen Delaney)
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Tommy
Shane Connaughton Shane Connaughton ... Rose's Father
Mikkel Gaup ... Jonner
Sylvia Teron Sylvia Teron ... Muscular Lady
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Ballroom Stager
Ruth McCabe ... Wardrobe Mistress
Jer O'Leary ... Barman
Earl Gill Earl Gill ... Trumpet, Sam's Band (as Earl Gil)
Johnny Devlin Johnny Devlin ... Saxophone, Sam's Band
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Storyline

The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even follows her home. She, too, seems to like him, but for a mysterious reason keeps him at a distance. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csoda See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,076, 7 July 1991

Gross USA:

$835,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$835,519
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Film debuts of Niall Byrne and Lorraine Pilkington, who play respectively Jimmy and Rose. As of 2017, it remains as Byrne only feature film role. See more »


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The Boys in the Back Room
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser and Friedrich Hollaender
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All the elements of winning movie-making
3 July 1999 | by jimbusSee all my reviews

Very much like Jordan's breakthrough, "The Crying Game," this earlier film wraps deftly realized details of contemporary Irish life around a fairy-tale plot, making an otherwise implausible denouement seem inevitable. Though the characters are almost archetypes, the solid performances and generally sharp dialogue freshen an age-old premise, and the banter between Jimmy and Rose is especially notable. The photography is at once unforgiving and lyrical, lending a haunted quality to the decaying seaside setting and evoking a carnivalesque atmosphere. The real star here, though, is Jordan's fundamentally cinematic sensibility; the effect the film creates would be diminished in any other medium. "The Miracle" amounts to more than the sum of its parts, and is one of this director's best efforts.


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