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Herb Brooks is played by Kurt Russell in this film by Disney. Normally I wouldn't recommend a Disney movie, but this one doesn't seem to have any hidden agendas, so if you skip the garbage previews and not listen to the music at the credits after the movie, then this is a good movie. It's rated PG, and is void of any cursing God and Jesus, and there is no sex scenes.
True stories are compelling to me, and I love to watch them. Sports movies are some of the best true life stories in my opinion. Although I don't know much about ice hockey, I still enjoyed this film. The Russians were the dominating team in the world for the better part of two decades, and this was in the era of the cold war, so the communism vs America theme is portrayed as a time piece background for the movie's nature.
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This movie shows what great, honest leadership can inspire in those who follow it. It shows us that dreams can be achieved if we believe they can be, and work harder than anyone else to achieve them. If you haven't heard of this story or watched the movie, you'll be blessed to do so. It is one of the greatest sports stories ever told, and it was absolutely true.
For another review I've written on Miracle: Movie Review Miracle
For another great family movie to watch, check out this review of The Adventures of The Wilderness Family Trilogy:
A Writer's Review: Movie Review The Adventures of The Wilderness Family Trilogy