The Third Miracle

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The Third Miracle
Third miracle.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAgnieszka Holland
Produced byFred Fuchs
Written byRichard Vetere
John Romano
StarringEd Harris
Anne Heche
Music byJan A.P. Kaczmarek
CinematographyJerzy Zielinski
Editing byDavid Siegel
StudioAmerican Zoetrope
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release datesApril 20, 2000
Running time119 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$591,142[1]
 
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The Third Miracle
Third miracle.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAgnieszka Holland
Produced byFred Fuchs
Written byRichard Vetere
John Romano
StarringEd Harris
Anne Heche
Music byJan A.P. Kaczmarek
CinematographyJerzy Zielinski
Editing byDavid Siegel
StudioAmerican Zoetrope
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release datesApril 20, 2000
Running time119 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$591,142[1]

The Third Miracle is a 1999 drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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Production notes[edit]

In a scene shot at the front doors of Toronto's City Hall, the outdoor sculpture by Henry Moore can be clearly seen in the background.

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