Blue Miracle. Dennis Quaid as Captain Wade Malloy, Jimmy Gonzales as Omar in Blue Miracle. Cr. Carlos Rodriguez/NETFLIX © 2020
Once in a while, there’ll be these sport competition stories about underdogs that capture the hearts and minds with audiences. With a story about a group of orphans winning a fishing tournament against professional seasoned competitors—that’s an entire different world altogether. In Netflix’s Blue Miracle starring Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzalez, they bring this incredible unbelievable story to life that tells us anything can happen—if you only believe.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The local boys orphanage Case Hogar is about to go bankrupt and their director Papa Omar (Jimmy Gonzalez) is desperate to find a way to save it. With all avenues closed, he turns to a local fishing tournament with hopes of a miracle. There’s one small problem, neither he nor his boys have ever fished. They team up with the reluctant Captain Wade Malloy (Dennis Quaid), a previous tournament champion, hoping he can steer them to victory. Unbeknownst to them, Molloy is fighting his own challenges. Once out on the open ocean, unexpected friendships are created, strengths are tested, and the power of faith. We see miracles do come true.
Also starring the in the film includes Anthony Gonzalez, Raymond Cruz, Nathan Arenas, Miguel Angel Garcia, Isaac Arellanes, Steve Gutierrez, Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Fernanda Urrejola, Silverio Palacios with Bruce McGill.
Julio Quintana directed the movie from the script written by Quintana and Chris Dowling.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with the actors Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzalez for this true life story. We talked about the real Papa Omar, filming on the set, and obviously—fishing.
Dennis Quaid followed his brother, Randy Quaid, into Hollywood. He gained notice with his appearance in 1979’s Breaking Away and then earned strong reviews for his role in 1983’s The Right Stuff. He easily became on of the most notable and sought actors for the next decades with films such as The Big Easy, Great Balls of Fire!, Innerspace, Wyatt Earp, The Rookie, The Alamo, and Far from Heaven.
Jimmy Gonzalez started acting in the community theater in Austin, Texas. He landed a minor role in Prison Break, followed with small roles in The Walking Dead, NCIS: New Orleans, and Sleepy Hollow. In 2018, he landed recurring roles in AMC’s Lodge 49, and then on FX’s Mayans M.C. Blue Miracle is his first leading feature film role.
Blue Miracle is currently streaming on Netflix today.
Watch the exclusive interview with Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzalez below. Let us know what you think.