Big Miracle

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"A family of whales trapped beneath the ice. One unforgettable rescue."
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.5  (19,214)
  • 61

Big Miracle, released in 2012 by Universal Pictures, was directed by Ken Kwapis. It starred Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, and John Pingayak. Based on a true story, Big Miracle is the story of an Alaskan reporter, Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), who yearns to move on from his northern Alaska market in search of bigger stories. Before he knows it, however, he is knee-deep in what may well be the story that defines his career. He discovers a trio of majestic gray whales trapped beneath the ice in the Arctic Circle. His story not only catches the nation's attention, but also that of his ex-girlfriend and Greenpeace worker, Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore). Once Rachel hears Adam's story, she boards a plane to Alaska and begins rallying everyone from Inupiat locals to politicians in hopes of saving the otherwise hopeless trio of whales. Their collaboration, however, does not come without selfishness. While the Inupiat whalers agree to help this trio, they remain hunters nevertheless. An oil tycoon seizes the moment to appear environmentally friendly. A presidential aide seeks to gain precious moments of political popularity that are sure to be remembered when elections come back around. While this unlikely group of collaborators agree to work together to serve a common purpose in saving the whales from an icy death, they are also reaping rewards of their own. In another shocking turn of events, the quest to free the whales eventually leads to uniting Russian and American military briefly during the Cold War. This kind of cooperation and peace in a time of bloodshed is typically unheard of, especially during a war, and is historic proof the world can unite around a common purpose to produce miracles that stand the test of time.

Big Miracle
Malik Tries To Help Nathan Hear The Whales
Malik Tries To Help Nathan Hear The Whales

Clip - 50 sec

Adam Interviews Rachel About Whales
Adam Interviews Rachel About Whales

Clip - 45 sec

Jill Convinces Adam And Rachel To Give Her A Ride To The Whales
Jill Convinces Adam And Rachel To Give Her A Ride To The Whales

Clip - 42 sec

Mcgraw Thanks Rachel For Her Help Saving The Whales
Mcgraw Thanks Rachel For Her Help Saving The Whales

Clip - 39 sec

Mcgraw Sees The Whales For The First Time
Mcgraw Sees The Whales For The First Time

Clip - 34 sec

The Whales Start Their Journey Through The Newly Cut Holes In The Ice
The Whales Start Their Journey Through The Newly Cut Holes In The Ice

Clip - 40 sec

Description
Big Miracle, released in 2012 by Universal Pictures, was directed by Ken Kwapis. It starred Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, and John Pingayak. Based on a true story, Big Miracle is the story of an Alaskan reporter, Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), who yearns to move on from his northern Alaska market in search of bigger stories. Before he knows it, however, he is knee-deep in what may well be the story that defines his career. He discovers a trio of majestic gray whales trapped beneath the ice in the Arctic Circle. His story not only catches the nation's attention, but also that of his ex-girlfriend and Greenpeace worker, Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore).

Once Rachel hears Adam's story, she boards a plane to Alaska and begins rallying everyone from Inupiat locals to politicians in hopes of saving the otherwise hopeless trio of whales. Their collaboration, however, does not come without selfishness. While the Inupiat whalers agree to help this trio, they remain hunters nevertheless. An oil tycoon seizes the moment to appear environmentally friendly. A presidential aide seeks to gain precious moments of political popularity that are sure to be remembered when elections come back around. While this unlikely group of collaborators agree to work together to serve a common purpose in saving the whales from an icy death, they are also reaping rewards of their own.

In another shocking turn of events, the quest to free the whales eventually leads to uniting Russian and American military briefly during the Cold War. This kind of cooperation and peace in a time of bloodshed is typically unheard of, especially during a war, and is historic proof the world can unite around a common purpose to produce miracles that stand the test of time.

Big Miracle is a 2012 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 61.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 46 min
  • Language
    Italian
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (19,214)
  • Metascore
    61