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202 Ratings

Miracle Mile

Directed by Steve De Jarnatt
United States, 1988
Action, Drama, Thriller


As the unintended recipient of a phone call claiming that nuclear warheads have been launched and World War III is underway, a man scrambles to get himself and the woman he loves to safety.

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Miracle Mile Directed by Steve De Jarnatt

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1990 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Female

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Best Special Effects

What are people saying?

  • Jason's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    This is one of the best mainstream American movies I have ever seen. The new Kino Lorber Blu-ray is dynamite. There is something going on in the popular movie culture of the late 80s and early-90s that sings to me. This was, after all, when I arrived at something like a developed consciousness. Miracle Mile now stands as an incandescent end-times monument. All times are end times. I feel gut-punched by sublimity.

  • Mugino's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    I first saw this at some festival without the slightest clue what it was about. Try not to read the synopsis if you can help it. The extraordinary rollercoaster ride and the constant doubts about what is actually happening keep you on your toes. Yet ultimately, what really made this for me was the tiny, fledgling love story that keeps beating its little heart right up until the very end.

  • Palmat's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    Very good movie that starts out kinda cute and twee only to very dark and harrowing by the end. Both Edwards and Winningham are excellent in their roles even if the portrayal of their relationship and love for each other should have been better. The score by Tangerine Dream is stellar and both writing and direction keep everything urgent and to the point. Almost five stars.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    Most terrible & nightmarish movie all the time. When you see "Saul Fia", See this too. Somehow, you realize that RPG-ish plot is similar in "S"&"M".

  • Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    I'm addicted to the end-of-the-world theme and the second half was pretty intense and colorful, but it's also way too funny/amateurish/dated as a whole

  • MR. Universe's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    This is a gen of a film. IT's dated which hurts it but also adds to it's charm a film worht discovering. I like that there are many directions it could have gone but felt sure enough in it's story that it stuck to it's own points. The leads are unconditional but it makes it feel real. This was almost a twilight zone film. It is a depressing film, but the end feels More truthful.

  • Z's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    A beautiful, little gem of a movie. Did not catch it in the theaters. I was blown away the first time I watched it. The ending was emotionally shattering, especially to my pre-teenage eyes. The film stuck with me. I think I eventually bought a used VHS copy which I wore out. This movie is a superior example of economic and extremely efficient Hitchcockian, tension-laced storytellling.

  • Cinematic's rating of the film Miracle Mile

    Despite the 80's kitsch from the beginning, I was totally mesmerized with the apocalyptic mood that De Jarnatt manages to create with very few resources. Just between the dreamy and surrealistic feel of After Hours and the paranoia-craziness of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. I mean, for every fan of apocalyptic movies, this is indispensable. I will never understand how a movie like this have been forgotten.

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