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Miracle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Josh P., Grapevine, TX



     Based on a true story, "Miracle" follows the formation, training and victory of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, the team that lifted the hearts of Americans.

Within the first few minutes, the audience is introduced not only to Kirk Russell who plays Coach Herb Brooks, but also to many of the players, including Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig and Jack O'Callahan. The first big obstacle that develops for the team are the rivalries between players.

Russell does a phenomenal job as Brooks, flawlessly portraying the coach who must teach his athletes how to play like a team. The film shows the seven months of relentless practice, conditioning and scrimmages prior to the Lake Placid Olympics.

The main goal is to prepare to play the Soviet team. At that time the Soviets were not only the rivals with the U.

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