Big Miracle

Big Miracle is a 2012 American biographical family drama adventure film directed by Ken Kwapis and produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin and Eric Fellner.  The screenplay was written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and is based on ‘Freeing the Whales’ by Tom Rose.

Big Miracle | Big Miracle Movie Poster | 2012 | Drew Barrymore | John Krasinski | Kristen Bell | Td Danson | Dermot Mulroney | Tim Blake Nelson | Vinessa Shaw | Ahmaogak Sweeney | Rob Riggle | Stephen Root | James LeGrus | Andy Daly | John Michael Higgins | Kathy Baker | Ken Kwapis | |
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Rated:  PG (movie contains language)
Run Time:  1h 47min
Release Date:  February 3, 2012 (USA)
Genre:  Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Director:  Ken Kwapis
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Budget:  $40 Million
Box Office:  $24.7 Million

Big Miracle stars Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Vinessa Shaw, Ahmaogak Sweeney, Rob Riggle, Stephen Root, James LeGrus, Andy Daly, John Michael Higgins and Kathy Baker.

Big Miracle is based on the true story of Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), a reporter for a local Anchorage television station who happens to be in Barrow, Alaska doing a series of pieces on the ‘local cultural color‘ of northern Alaska. In October, 1988, while out on the sea ice filming a less than promising piece, he spots off in distance what ends up being three California gray whales – a mother, father and son – who are literally being imprisoned by ice which is rapidly forming and has surrounded them with the earlier than usual onset of winter.

Adam can’t wait to land a job in a bigger market when this story of a lifetime practically lands in his lap. Adam’s piece on the whales not only gets played on his station, but is picked up by news services throughout the States, including national broadcasters, which brings the plight of the whales to the attention of various different groups. Along with the descending media comes Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), an environmental activist for Greenpeace and Adam’s ex-girlfriend. Together, they try to rally an international coalition to save the whales before it’s too late.

Movie Quotes

“Even though they’re big and powerful, they’re so much like us. We’re vulnerable and we get scared. We need help sometimes too.” – Rachel Kramer 
“It’s not my first rodeo either.” – Malik

“Are you Mexican? Only at work.” – Roy

“The Governor has basically turned his back on the whales.” – Rachel Kramer

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Drew Barrymore as Rachel Kramer

John Krasinski as Adam Carlson

Kristen Bell as Jill Jerard

Ted Danson as J.W. McGraw

Dermot Mulroney as Colonel Scott

Tim Blake Nelson as Pat Lafaytette

Vinessa Shaw as Kelly Meyers

Ahmaogak Sweeney as Nathan

Rob Riggle as Dean Glowacki

Stephen Root as Governor Haskell

Jame LeGrus as Karl Hootkin

Andy Daly as Don Davis

John Michael Higgins as Wes Hendrick

Kathy Baker as Ruth McGraw