simply a great film. it may be one of the great sports films, only time will tell. there are a lot of reasons it’s such a success – they used real hockey players to portray the players in the film; they stayed true the story; and they contextualized the event remarkably well. the editing of the ussr/usa game is very well done and the multiple camera angles and attention to accuracy all make for high caliber filmmaking. kurt russell has one of his best performances.