The Third Miracle
|The Third Miracle|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Agnieszka Holland|
|Produced by||Fred Fuchs|
|Written by||Richard Vetere
|Music by||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek|
|Edited by||David Siegel|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Release date(s)||April 20, 2000|
|Running time||119 minutes|
In Bystrica, Slovakia in 1944, near the end of World War II, an Allied bombing raid causes a tiny girl to pray for deliverance.
In Chicago, in 1979, Father Frank Shore (Ed Harris) is a priest, now a Postulator, who investigates claims of miracles for the Vatican performed by a devout woman whose death caused a statue of the Virgin Mary to bleed upon and cure a girl with terminal lupus. Now the woman has been nominated for sainthood.
Having never encountered a genuine miracle, he is known as the "Miracle Killer" for his track record for debunking false claims of miracles. Father Frank is suffering a crisis of faith when he is sent to investigate the miracles of a woman, the late Helen O'Regan who has been nominated for sainthood, and winds up becoming the greatest advocate for her canonization.
Father Frank uncovers a series of extraordinary events but the most extraordinary thing of all may be the "saint's" very earthly daughter, Roxane (Anne Heche). Roxane is a non-believer who cannot forgive her otherwise selfless mother for abandoning her at the age of 16.
- Ed Harris as Father Frank Shore
- Anne Heche as Roxanne
- Armin Mueller-Stahl as Werner
- Michael Rispoli as John Leone
- Charles Haid as Bishop Cahill
- Barbara Sukowa as Helen
The soundtrack to The Third Miracle was released on December 14, 1999.
|1.||"Interrupted Dream: Opening Titles"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:33|
|2.||"Bystricia At War"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:51|
|3.||"First Prayer"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:18|
|4.||"Frank and Roxanne"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||3:33|
|5.||"Before Your Eyes"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:53|
|6.||"Prayer At The Lake"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:27|
|7.||"Falcone"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:49|
|8.||"Domine Jesu"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:11|
|9.||"Call From Bystricia"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:12|
|10.||"Helen O'Reagan"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:49|
|11.||"They Call You A Miracle Killer"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||0:43|
|12.||"Meeting In The Hospital"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:59|
|13.||"Ordinary Woman"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:18|
|14.||"Maria In The Hospital"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:34|
|15.||"I Wanted It To Be True"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:15|
|16.||"The Confession"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:57|
|17.||"Unfinished Love Story"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:55|
|18.||"Farewell"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||1:09|
|19.||"Memories From The Lake"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||2:22|
|20.||"The Bleeding Statue"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||4:49|
|21.||"The Third Miracle"||Jan A.P. Kaczmarek||3:20|
- "Internet Movie Database - List of Films shot in Hamilton, Ontario". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
- Holden, Stephen. "Movies: About The Third Miracle". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- The Third Miracle Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2014
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