Big Miracle

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Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival... read more
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Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

Original Release

02/02/2012

US Release

02/03/2012

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Cast

Drew Barrymore Rachel Kramer
John Krasinski Adam Carlson
Kristen Bell Jill Jerard
Dermot Mulroney Colonel Scott Boyer
Tim Blake Nelson Pat Lafayette / Pat Lafaytette
Ted Danson J.W. McGraw / J. W. McGraw
Vinessa Shaw Kelly Meyers
Kathy Baker Ruth McGraw
Stephen Root Governor Haskell
John Michael Higgins Wes Handrick
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Directors

Ken Kwapis

Writers

Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Tom Rose

Cast

Drew Barrymore Rachel Kramer
John Krasinski Adam Carlson
Kristen Bell Jill Jerard
Dermot Mulroney Colonel Scott Boyer
Tim Blake Nelson Pat Lafayette / Pat Lafaytette
Ted Danson J.W. McGraw / J. W. McGraw
Vinessa Shaw Kelly Meyers
Kathy Baker Ruth McGraw
Stephen Root Governor Haskell
John Michael Higgins Wes Handrick
Bruce Altman Chief of Staff
Andy Daly Don Davis
Thomas R. Daly Frank
Thom Van Dorp Don Carr
Rob Riggle Dean Glowacki
James Le Gros Karl Hootkin
Brett Baker Barrow Street Reporter
Stefan Kapicic Yuri
Mark Ivanir Dimitri
Shea Whigham SAR Pilot Conrad

Producers

Stuart M. Besser Executive Producer
Paul Green Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Steve Golin Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Michael Sugar Producer
Emmeline Yang Producer

Editors

Cara Silverman

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