Sports underdog stories are a staple of the movie business, but how many have you seen about sport fishing? It’s more exciting than it sounds, as based on the true story behind Blue Miracle, a Netflix drama starring Dennis Quaid, no stranger to films about the longshot overcoming the odds.
Directed by Julio Quintana, who also co-wrote the script, Blue Miracle centers on the kids of Casa Hogar, a Mexican orphanage struggling in the wake of a terrible hurricane that hit the Cabo San Lucas area. Dennis Quaid plays a two-time fishing champion who leads the team, comprised of people with little to no experience in sport fishing or boating, on a miraculous, inspirational journey to win the world’s largest tournament in hopes of saving their home.
Also in the cast are Jimmy Gonzales, Anthony Gonzalez, Raymond Cruz, Nathan Arenas, Miguel Angel Garcia, Isaac Arellanes, Steve Gutierrez, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Fernanda Urrejola, Silverio Palacios, Bruce McGill. Reach Records exec-produced the soundtrack, which features Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae, along with label mates GAWVI, WHATUPRG and 1K Phew.
The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.