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.
|Script:||Jack Amiel, Michael Begler|
|Production:||Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin|
|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|
|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|
Various trailers promote the film, based on the true events of Ronald Reagan's presidency, as a plea for selflessness and commitment. In reality, this film not only encourages the viewer to consider the eagerness to do-good and the media's role in our awareness of problems. – Isabel Wolff, Harburg 21
The generically nondescript title aside, Big Miracle is an enjoyable, lively account of an Alaskan animal rescue story that touched the world. – The Hollywood Reporter
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