Dennis Quaid is making a splash back into our television sets later this month in a new Netflix film perfect for the entire family!
The movie, “Blue Miracle,” is based on the true story of Casa Hogar, a Mexican orphanage that is struggling to stay afloat after Hurricane Odile struck Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula in 2014. Much of the area was destroyed, including parts of the orphanage, leaving the young boys living at Casa Hogar feeling hopeless and alone.
“Maybe God just wanted to get all the unluckiest kids in one building so he can crush us all out,” says one of the orphan in the movie trailer as they await the storm’s arrival.
In order to keep their home, the boys and their caretaker, Omar Venegas (Jimmy Gonzales) enter Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament, a fishing competition that pays out millions of dollars in prize money.
The boys and Omar team up with self-professed “two-time champion of Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament” Wade Malloy (Dennis Quaid), who’s told he doesn’t qualify for the tournament unless he teams up with a local fisherman.
The unlikely competitors set out to sea in hopes of saving the orphanage and overcoming adversity—even with the odds stacked against them.
Producer Ben Howard calls the film a “remarkable true story of how Omar and his boys managed to pull together and achieve what seemed like the impossible and their incredible story will no doubt win the hearts of audiences around the world.”
Blue Miracle premieres worldwide on Netflix on May 27.
Dennis Quaid famously starred in the blockbuster film “I Can Only Imagine” in 2018. The movie was the true story about the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, and his struggles with an abusive father (played by Quaid). The movie brought in $81 million at the box office but it only cost $7 million to create.
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