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Miracle Mile (1988) Review

Another of my faves from the 80s here in LaLa Land. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “Absolutely wonderful write-up for this little gem. Being a native-Angeleno and lover of cinema, it’s in my DNA to be drawn to great film that uses my hometown of Los Angeles as a distinct character in the telling of a story. MIRACLE MILE even managed to capture a well-defined period AND one of the most recognizable neighborhoods that make up the vast number in our well-known sprawl. It’s easily one of the very few that met the criteria in a beautifully odd mashup of romantic comedy and apocalyptic thriller. Well done, my friend.”

Cinema Parrot Disco


Miracle Mile (1988)

Directed by Steve De Jarnatt

Anthony Edwards
Mare Winningham
Denise Crosby
Mykelti Williamson
Kurt Fuller

Music by Tangerine Dream

Running time: 87 minutes

Plot Synopsis: (via IMDB)
A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.


My Opinion:

What’s this? An apocalyptic movie from my beloved 1980s with a Tangerine Dream score yet I’d not even HEARD of it let alone ever seen it?! How is this possible?!?! Well, I think UK Netflix is finally getting better as they’re starting to stick some slightly obscure 80s films on there, which is exactly what I want! I’m always on the lookout for lesser known movies from the 80s (and 70s) and Netflix has surprised me twice in the past month with this and then with one I…

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7 Responses to “Miracle Mile (1988) Review”

  1. ruth

    I haven’t even heard of this Michael. I almost didn’t recognize Anthony Edwards w/ hair 🙂 Might give this a rent now.

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    • le0pard13

      I know…the hair is the giveaway, isn’t it? This really was an “under the radar” gem of a film. Certainly captured the era here in L.A., that’s for sure. Fine write-up over at Cinema Parrot Disco . Thanks, Ruth.

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    • table9mutant

      It’s worth a watch, Ruth! I can’t believe I’d never even heard of this one before. It’s “different” but I appreciated watching something so unusual & unpredictable. 🙂

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  2. table9mutant

    Thanks again for sharing this & bringing fans of this film to my blog. 🙂 It’s cool hearing how much this film means to you. You (and Miracle Mile) have made me want to visit L.A. now! Lol. I barely left the Midwest (or my tiny town) when I lived in America. Good to know this movie gets a big thumbs up from someone who grew up loving its setting – it means they did a good job in making this film. 🙂

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    • le0pard13

      You’re thoroughly welcome! This didn’t do much in box office when it was released, but as you can see, it has a growing following among cinema lovers. Let alone a strong number of admirers in L.A. Some revival theater here will play it during the summer, I’m sure, and a number of us will be there. Thanks, my friend. 🙂

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