Big Miracle

Release February 3, 2012 (Wide)
Cast Drew Barrymore, John Krasinksi, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson
Director Ken Kwapis
Writer Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Genres Drama
Studio Universal Pictures
Length 107 mins.


Local newsman Adam Carlson (John Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, about a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Greenpeace volunteer Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.

With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

Based on the book "Freeing the Whales" by Tom Rose.

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