'Blue Miracle': Air time, how to live stream, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's drama based on a true story
The film is inspired by the true story of a fishing tournament that saved Mexican orphanage Casa Hogar from bankruptcy
We could all use a miracle or at the very least some hope and inspiration in the world right now. It seems that 'Blue Miracle' which soon premieres on Netflix could provide us all with the cure for the blues.
'Blue Miracle' centers around how the Mexican orphanage was on the verge of bankruptcy after Hurricane Odile hit in 2014, but entering the world's biggest fishing tournament got them out of troubled waters. The film which was formerly known as 'On The Line' was acquired by streaming giant Netflix.
Dennis Quaid starrer 'Blue Miracle' premieres on May 27 on Netflix.
How to live stream
'Blue Miracle' will premiere on Netflix at 3 am ET on May 27. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
The drama tells the story of a boys orphanage in Mexico that’s hit by a hurricane. To keep their home afloat, the boys and their caretaker Omar enter Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament, a fishing competition. Teaming up with a champion fisherman, the unlikely competitors try to win the prize money and save their orphanage from bankruptcy.
Dennis Quaid plays Wade a self-professed "two-time champion of Bisbee's Black & Blue Tournament" who partners with the orphanage to help lead them to victory at the biggest fishing tournament in the world and save their orphanage in the process. Quaid is of course the star of several other feel-good films such as 'A Dog's Purpose' and 'The Parent Trap'. However, Quaid is known for his intense dramatic performances as well and he was named by 'The Guardian' as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Quaid's other memorable roles include his performances in films such as 'The Big Easy, 'Great Balls Of Fire' and 'Far From Heaven' for which he was nominated for New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.
This is Jimmy Gonzales' first starring role and the journey that has brought him to this point sounds like a movie in itself. Gonzales who worked as a drug courier from a young age, had an extremely disturbing home life with his father who was an addict and his mother who was disabled. Acting however provided Jimmy with respite and he started out in community theatre. This led to small roles on shows such as 'The Walking Dead' and 'NCIS: New Orleans'. In 'Blue Miracle' Jimmy plays Omar the director of the orphanage, a role which his challenging past more than prepared him for.
'Blue Miracle', formerly known as 'On the Line', is directed by Julio Quintana and written by Julio Quintana and Chris Dowling. Producers were Javier Chapa for Mucho Mas Media, Darren Moorman for Reserve Entertainment, Chris George for Redwood Ranch Productions, Ben Howard for Third Coast Content and Trey Reynolds for Provident Films. Provident Films co-financed the film with Endeavor Content.
Quintana worked on The Tree of Life (2011) and To The Wonder (2012), where he developed his unique style under the mentorship of legendary director Terrence Malick. He went on to write and direct his first feature film, 'The Vessel', starring Martin Sheen, which Malick executive produced and that was released in theaters in 2016 to critical praise.
The trailer of 'Blue Miracle' shows Dennis Quaid play the rather crabby, but ultimately well-meaning Captain Wade who helps the orphans of Casa Hogar to attempt to save their orphanage from bankruptcy. With some lovable performances by the child stars in the movie, this one looks like a treat for the whole family.
If you like this, you'll love these
'The Parent Trap'
'A Dog's Purpose'
'The Pursuit of Happyness'
'The Blind Side'
'Queen of Katwe'