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Miracle at Midnight

Miracle at Midnight
Miracle at Midnight
Miracle at Midnight
  • TV-PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 1998
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Here's the uplifting, true-life story of how one Danish family risked their lives in the remarkable effort to save thousands of their Jewish countrymen. To protect Denmark's Jews from the horror of Nazi concentration camps, the Christian Koster family attempts to save their neighbors. Henrik and his doctor father begin the dangerous task of deceiving the Nazis and hiding Jewish families. When the Koster men must themselves go into hiding, Henrik's sister and mother are left to face capture by the suspicious Gestapo. This gripping historical drama combines with a triumphant celebration of the human spirit for a family adventure you'll never forget!
© 1998 Disney

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Common Sense Says
Average telling of amazing WWII true story; peril, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Miracle at Midnight is a Disney TV movie based on an awe-inspiring true story from World War II with perilous and violent scenes that may upset younger viewers. The fictionalized Koster family -- including Dr. Karl Koster (Sam Waterston) and Doris Koster (Mia Farrow) -- coordinate Denmark's citizen-led operation to save the country's Jewish residents from being deported to concentration camps during the Nazi occupation. Nazi characters are ruthless, violent, and based on historical characters. However, one Nazi shows courage and empathy when he leaks the date of the planned arrests to Dr. Koster. A schoolgirl who believes Nazi propaganda shares an anti-Jewish opinion. Violence and the threat of violence runs throughout. Characters are shot and some die from bloody wounds. One man takes his own life ahead of the planned arrests. Yet despite this constant threat and in the face of oppression, characters show the best possible human traits, including compassion and bravery. Some characters have concerns that lead to moral discussions and hard sacrifices are made. Characters are briefly shown with wine glasses at a wedding party. Two young couples kiss.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 17, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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