Blue Miracle Based on True Story ?

Blue Miracle is based on the actual tragedy of Casa Hogar, a Mexican boys home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Odile in 2014. The Bisbee's Black & Blue Contest, the world's largest fishing tournament, was open to boys who had never fished before. In the contest, these guys caught a 385-pound marlin and donated their earnings.

The event was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2014, barely five weeks after a storm caused damage on the area. Bisbee's Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund established a Cabo Relief Fund to assist keep the event alive and improve the local economy.

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The boys from Casa Hogar were allowed to enter the tournament when an anonymous donor volunteered to cover the $5,000 entrance price for a team that agreed to lease a local boat. Because the charge was waived, the lads from Casa Hogar were able to participate. The crew received $258,325 in prize money for their catch, which they gave to the Casa Hogar foundation. The funds were utilised to renovate the facilities and introduce a girls' program.

What's There in the movie Blue Miracle

Rather than offering a unique look into the nerve-wracking risks that its characters face, this Netflix production sticks to the tried-and-true formula of sports movies, pandering unabashedly to family audiences and partaking in silly frivolities that have become commonplace in similar big-budget commercial flops.

The plot revolves around Omar, who lives in the lovely Mexican city of Cabo San Lucas, which is known for its vivid beaches and boisterous nightlife (Jimmy Gonzalez). He is a wonderful man who operates an orphanage and is in desperate need of funding to save his children from becoming homeless. He urgently requires $112,000 since he is without donations and has the local bank on his back.

However, his solution to this dilemma is unusual, if not outright bizarre: he enters the world's most lucrative fishing tournament with a group of kids who have no idea what they've signed up for.
They make friends with an elderly fisherman named Wade Malloy while on their quest (Dennis Quad). Malloy's sole success in life is winning a glorified fishing tournament twice, which is enough to keep his ego swollen for a lifetime.
He takes on the role of the great white saviour while battling his own demons: a broken marriage, alienated kids, and a failing job — all of which contribute to outbursts of self-righteous anguish that are more amusing than admirable.
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As a result, the picture ends up being an unpleasant combination of old cliches and uninspired storytelling, evocative of a television movie that can make one change the channel in a second, suffering from a vast selection of unlikeable characters and a black-and-white representation of their issues.

Cast Blue Miracle

Dennis Quaid played the Role of Wade

is a well-known American actor who has appeared in a number of serious and humorous roles. In the 1980s, it first gained considerable notice.

Raymond Cruz played the Role of Hector

He is an American actor best known for his recurrent role as drug kingpin Tuco Salamanca in the crime thriller Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul, as well as his lead role as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes.

Anthony Gonzalez played the Role of Hector Geco

In the 2017 Pixar film Coco, Gonzalez voiced Miguel, the main character. Gonzalez was nominated for an Annie Award, a Teen Choice Award, and a Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for his performance.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson played the Role of Hector Tricia Bisbee

She is an actress and singer from the United States who is best known for her appearances in the film Fletch. Joan (née Weitemeyer) and Douglas Wheeler-Nicholson had a daughter, Wheeler-Nicholson, who was born in New York City. She is the granddaughter of Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, the first American comic book publisher, who created DC Comics under the name National Allied Publications. Wheeler-Nicholson has lived in Austin, Texas, with her husband, film director Alex Smith, since 2011.

Wrapping Up

This, despite the fact that its ostensibly absurd concept is really based on true events, only serves to underline the makers' ineptitude. In a fishing event in 2014, a middle-aged Omar Venegas and his team of orphans — who had never caught a fish before — made news by snagging a 385-pound marlin. Their plot drew a lot of attention, but it didn't appear to transition well to the screen.