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Big Miracle

Reporter Adam Carlson (John Krasinski) would like nothing more than to escape his tiny village in remote northern Alaska and become a "real" journalist. Instead, the big scoop falls right into his lap. When the Arctic sea begins to freeze over after a particularly short summer, a family of majestic grey whales are trapped in the ice.

The animal's hopeless situation grabs media attention all over the world and attracts not only ruthless journalists but oil tycoons too. Quickly the American and Russian governments are fighting over the arctic circle and how to best rescue these creatures. Adam's biggest problem however, materializes as his ex-girlfriend, Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore) - a militant Greenpeace activist.

"Big Miracle" is the dramatization of a true event which made headlines in 1988.

Director(s): Ken Kwapis
Script: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Production: Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin
Music: Cliff Eidelman
Actors: Kristen Bell, John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Vinessa Shaw, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Chase, Ishmael Angalook Hope, Othniel Oomittuk junior, Andrew Daly, Kathy Baker, Stephen Root, Rob Riggle, Michael Gaston, Ken Smith, Megan Angela Smith, James LeGros, Mark Ivanir, Stefan Kapicic, Jonathan Slavin, Gregory Jbara, John Michael Higgins, Sarah Palin
 
Year: 2012
Duration: 107 min
Picture format: 21:9
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): Japanese, German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Czech
Language (subtitles): Japanese, French, English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Danish, Icelandic
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
 

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Main topic(s): Planet Earth Human Potential
Secondary topics: wildlife
Mentions: grey whale whale whales rescue Alaska arctic
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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