The Third Miracle

The Third Miracle is a 1999 drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[2]

The Third Miracle
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAgnieszka Holland
Produced byFred Fuchs
Written byRichard Vetere
John Romano
Music byJan A.P. Kaczmarek
CinematographyJerzy Zielinski
Edited byDavid Siegel
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Columbia TriStar Home Video
Release date
  • April 20, 2000 (2000-04-20)
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$591,142[1]


In Bystrica, Slovakia in 1944, near the end of World War II, an Allied bombing raid causes a tiny girl to pray for deliverance.

In Chicago, in 1979, Father Frank Shore (Ed Harris) is a priest, now a Postulator, who investigates claims of miracles for the Vatican performed by a devout woman whose death caused a statue of the Virgin Mary to bleed upon and cure a girl with terminal lupus. Now the woman has been nominated for sainthood.

Having never encountered a genuine miracle, he is known as the "Miracle Killer" for his track record for debunking false claims of miracles. Father Frank is suffering a crisis of faith when he is sent to investigate the miracles of a woman, the late Helen O'Regan who has been nominated for sainthood, and winds up becoming the greatest advocate for her canonization.[3]

Father Frank uncovers a series of extraordinary events but the most extraordinary thing of all may be the "saint's" very earthly daughter, Roxane (Anne Heche). Roxane is a non-believer who cannot forgive her otherwise selfless mother for abandoning her at the age of 16.[4]



The soundtrack to The Third Miracle was released on December 14, 1999.

1."Interrupted Dream: Opening Titles"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:33
2."Bystricia At War"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:51
3."First Prayer"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:18
4."Frank and Roxanne"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek3:33
5."Before Your Eyes"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:53
6."Prayer At The Lake"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:27
7."Falcone"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:49
8."Domine Jesu"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:11
9."Call From Bystricia"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:12
10."Helen O'Reagan"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:49
11."They Call You A Miracle Killer"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek0:43
12."Meeting In The Hospital"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:59
13."Ordinary Woman"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:18
14."Maria In The Hospital"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:34
15."I Wanted It To Be True"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:15
16."The Confession"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:57
17."Unfinished Love Story"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:55
18."Farewell"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek1:09
19."Memories From The Lake"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek2:22
20."The Bleeding Statue"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek4:49
21."The Third Miracle"Jan A.P. Kaczmarek3:20
Total length:49:57[5]


  1. "The Third Miracle (1999) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. "Internet Movie Database - List of Films shot in Hamilton, Ontario". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  3. Holden, Stephen. "Movies: About The Third Miracle". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  4. "The Third Miracle (1999)". Retrieved 19 April 2018 via
  5. The Third Miracle Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2014
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