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|
|Editing by||David Siegel|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Release dates||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
- "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.
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