There used to be a point where the sort of inspirational, true life sports story would find a way into a couple thousands movie theaters for a couple weeks as counter programming throughout the year. Films like Pride, Coach Carter and the like all managed to find part of an audience in theaters. Lately a number of true life sports film have found their way into the direct to DVD pile because the best sports films aren’t in theaters anymore; they tend to be documentaries that wind up on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series among other things.
Which is where we find The Miracle Season: direct to DVD and forgotten as soon as it hits the shelves.
Simple premise: After the death of their star player (Danika Yarosh) a volleyball team has to rally to try and win a state championship. It’s a typical sports film inspired by a real-life event, of course, and there’s nothing beyond the sort of cliched sports tale the film is. If you want a pretty standard, paint by numbers then this is an easy rental.
Nothing of significance.
HBO studio presents Strike Back (Season 5). Directed by Sean McNamara. Written by David Aaron Cohen and Elissa Matsueda. Starring Erin Moriarty, Danika Yorash, Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Garry Chalk. Run Time: 99 minutes Rated PG. Released on DVD: 7.31.18
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