Miracle

Factual error: In the movie, it shows Brooks only held tryouts for a single day in Colorado Springs. In reality, he created four teams by region, 64 players total, and they played scrimmages and a tournament. The first 26 players were then selected.

Factual error: Before the February 9 exhibition game against USSR at Madison Square Garden, the text on the screen reads "three days until opening ceremony", however, it was actually three days until team USA faced Sweden on February 12, 1980. The opening ceremony was not for another two days, on February 14, 1980. (01:11:10)

Factual error: In several scenes showing Ken Morrow #3, he is shown as being a left handed shooter.He was actually a right handed shooter.

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Herb Brooks: Red line, back. Blue line, back. Far blue line, back. Far red line, back. And you have 45 seconds to do it. Get used to this drill. You'll be doing it *a lot*. Why? Because the legs feed the wolf, gentlemen. I can't promise you we'll be the best team at Lake Placid next February. But we will be the best conditioned. That I can promise you.

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Trivia: Just after time expires, Coach Brooks extends his hand to shake hands with Assistant Coach Patrick. Patrick gives him a big bear-hug instead. Kurt Russel (Brooks) didn't know he was going to do that; the directors wanted a genuine reaction.

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Question: Why did Brooks want to make his players hate him?

Answer: Since they all came from different, sometimes rival, universities, and thus had no commonality, he wanted to give them someone to dislike together, instead of fighting with one another. If they could all bond over what a bastard Brooks was, they'd come together faster as a team and have a chance of winning.

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