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 unsettling news casts severe doubts over the future of Edwards' and Winningham's relationship.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Columbia Pictures


Anthony Edwards
as Harry Washello
Mare Winningham
as Julie Peters
John Agar
as Ivan Peters
Lou Hancock
as Lucy Peters
Kelly Jo Minter
as Charlotta
Kurt Fuller
as Gerstead
Danny De La Paz
as Transvestite
Robert DoQui
as Fred the Cook
Peter Berg
as Band Member
Alan Berger
as Person in Catering Truck
Lucille Bliss
as Old Woman in Diner
Jordana Capra
as TV Anchorwoman
Diane Delano
as Stewardess
Jenette Goldstein
as Beverly Hills Chick
O-Lan Jones
as Waitress
Cynthia Phillips
as Female Cop
Brian Thompson
as Power Lifter
Allan Berger
as Person in Catering Truck
Edward Bunker
as Nightwatchman
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Critic Reviews for Miracle Mile

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

Kino's Blu-ray highlights this forgotten gem for reappraisal and comes with an informative batch of extras to make that case.

Full Review… | July 27, 2015
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Miracle Mile

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

Super Reviewer


This movie came on in the middle of the night and scared the hell out of me. Partially because it was so deranged and I couldn't figure out what it was and why I had never heard of it.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer


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
Bruce Bruce

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