Miracle Mile (1989)




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Miracle Mile starts conventionally enough, with bashful musician Anthony Edwards going ga-ga over waitress Mare Winningham. After a pleasant if somewhat quirky day together, Edwards and Winningham plan a tete-a-tete at the all-night restaurant where the girl works. While preparing to call her on a pay phone, Edwards intercepts a frantic call from a soldier stationed at a Midwestern missile silo. The message: nuclear warheads have been launched, and it's only 70 minutes to Armageddon! This … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steve De Jarnatt
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On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Columbia Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Miracle Mile

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (4)

Deceptively simple and relentlessly gripping, it represents American independent moviemaking at its most exciting and accessible for mainstream audiences.

Full Review… | July 31, 2015
The Moving Picture Show

The movie keeps viewers at the edge of their seats thanks to its propulsive score ... and realistic, practical special effects

Full Review… | July 24, 2015
Under the Radar

De Jarnatt does a superb job of cultivating a vibe of bleak, apocalyptic hopelessness...

Full Review… | April 6, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

By focusing one frantic couple's attempts to salvage their future together it channels Cold War anxieties into something beautiful.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012

Monograph for MIRACLE MILE now available.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012
Film Freak Central

Mile still packs a wallop, especially when everything goes to hell and our lovers are forced to confront their mortality. The gorgeous, unbearable feeling of doom that De Jarnatt evokes is, well, miraculous.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Audience Reviews for Miracle Mile


I picked this film to watch because of Mykelti Williamson, he was in two episodes of Miami Vice and I now want to watch all his films, In this movie he plays a very funny but short part. His performance is worth 4 stars. The movie itself is about a man who takes a call at a phone booth and is warned of a upcoming nuclear attack on Los Angeles, which will happen in 50 minutes, and in that time he must find his girlfriend and leave town, so starts the boring film, the only highlight is the performance by Mykelti Williamson. This one is worth 2 1/2 stars;

Bruce Bruce

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Dream-like story of a man's attempt to escape from a nuclear missile attack on LA. Plus a Tangerine Dream soundtrack.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

Space filler at one time on the old Movie Networks. This film has high ambitious and a ridiculously low budget. As a result, everything takes place somewhere else. It can work. What is not seen is often horrific..but it doesn't work here.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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