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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Neil Jordan's lyrical Irish romance takes place in the small seaside town of Bray (near Dublin) and concerns two teenage friends, Jimmy (Niall Byrne) and Rose (Lorraine Pilkington). They spend their days roaming the cobblestone streets and waterlogged piers. To while away the time, Rose and Jimmy make up stories about strangers on the street. One day, while watching people at the train station, a sophisticated and glamorous older woman, Renee Baker (Beverly D'Angelo), stands out so imposingly from the drab townsfolk that Jimmy and Rose decide to follow her, obsessed with knowing everything about her. They follow her to the beach and at last Renee speaks to them. When she looks at Jimmy, he's immediately smitten by this mysterious woman. Rose, who has feelings for Jimmy herself, decides to make him jealous by trying to attract a young lion tamer from a traveling circus. But Jimmy is completely attached to Renee and his desire leads him to fateful consequences. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival,

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x982a6d38) out of 5 stars Irish Seaside Complexion 1 Dec. 2010
By Michael S. Mahoney - Published on
Given that Neil Jordan is a well-known, highly successful director, it's a shame that this early film of his has not received a DVD release. "The Crying Game" was shot not long after Jordan wove this Irish seaside tale of two teens, bored out of their gourds, who construct elaborate fantasies about the people who populate the grotty promenades of Bray. Their innocent fun turns quite serious when a mysterious woman, an American behind dark sunglasses, appears on the scene. The boy, Jimmy, is smitten. He's a great wit, gifted of the gab, and he plays saxophone with his drunken father's band of sad old men. The American femme fatale becomes the obsession he has no desire to shake. He stalks with the kind of intensity that can only lead to tragedy. While the film admittedly becomes redundant, with the sweet crush becoming far too Sophoclean for comfort, the repartee between the kids and the choppy Irish dialogue makes this Jordan film a memorable one. The soundtrack theme, a version of "Stardust" by Winton Marsallis, is also extremely affecting: beautiful rendition to be sure. The fact that "The Miracle" avoids mention of the Troubles and stays free of the blarney that Hollywood typically pours on Irish themed projects certainly distinguishes this bit of pre-Celtic Tiger cinema.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x982a915c) out of 5 stars It's a bloody "Miracle" than this Neil Jordan film is unknown 27 Jun. 2011
By Jay Lesiger - Published on
An absolute gem of a film, and far better than some of the more famous Neil Jordan films (Interview with a Vampire comes to mind). A delicate story, written and directed by Jordan, about two fanciful teenagers in a small Irish seaport town, and the mysterious American actress who comes to act there in a stage version of "Destry Rides Again." Beverly D'angelo, a terrific actress who has been wasted in a bunch of "National Lampoon" films (but beautifully used in "Hair" and later "Sweet Dreams" as Patsy Cline), gives a wonderfully nuanced performance as the actress with a secret, and young newcomers Niall Byrne and Lorraine Pilkington are remarkable as the teenagers. Not available on DVD, and seldom shown on TV, but look for the old VHS. Funny and touching and altogether worth your time.
HASH(0x98677c30) out of 5 stars Niall Byrne and Beverly D'Angelo's sizzling duet! 10 Aug. 2012
By j-lo - Published on
"The Miracle" is a wonderful film (I just wish I could get it on DVD as my VHS tape is disintegrating); and what is Niall Byrne up to these days? What a musician/composer Niall Byrne actually is ("Cairo Time", score, among others). And Lorraine Pilkington ("Monarch of the Glen") is so refreshing. Even though the plot seems odd at times (an Oedipus story w/a circus flair and elephant) it does all coalesce at the end. My favorite scene is when Beverly D'Angelo sings the (1939) Hogey Carmichael tune "Stardust" accompanied by Niall Byrne on piano... superb! That's the best. And the saxophone pieces (father and son in the movie) are equally mesmerizing--I want this soundtrack, but alas, neither the soundtrack nor a DVD is available (other than in the PAL format). This treasure has been missed by the American market... and that is very sad, indeed!
HASH(0x982a91d4) out of 5 stars The Miracle [VHS] 29 Aug. 2012
By Peace - Published on
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This was a good VHS movie. Was it a good movie? Not really so I'm glad it was in VHS and not DVD but it was realist.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x982a93c0) out of 5 stars Something very sweet about it 25 Jun. 2015
By B.E. Gordon - Published on
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Had seen this film years and years ago. Something very sweet about it, but I had forgotten that it takes us right to the edge of incest.
Or beyond? I don't get that part. What happened there at the end? What conclusions are we supposed to make?
I really like the interaction between the two teenagers. There could have been a sequel just about them. Beverly D'Angelo is great as the mysterious, older woman. Donal McCann is multi-layered (and underrated).
AMAZON - I was NOT able to view the DVD on my DVD player. I could only view it on my laptop. (??)
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