The UnMiracle

Synopsis: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Genre: Drama
97 min

If you had told me that when

i was your age, I would be here...

doing this now,

a pastor in a church,

Ha, I would have laughed

in your face.

See I was wild.

I was a user, and I loved it.

I fancied myself a rebel

in a world of squares.

Everybody else was just a

bunch of brain-dead zombies.

Me? I was awake,

and I was alive.


God was for suckers.

See I didn't realize I

had it terribly backwards.

May 18, 1987-- I woke

up in a jail cell.

Didn't know where I

was, how I got there,

it was total blackout.

They told me that there

had been a car accident, --

that I had rammed my car

into another vehicle.

I was going 60 miles an hour

in a 30 mile an hour zone.

No one was hurt, thank god.

But you know, they

could have told me

that I killed all four people,

and it wouldn't have

made any difference

because I was coming off

a three-day celebration

of my cousin's graduation.

It was a lot of booze--

a lot of coke for me-- it

was mostly coke because,

hey, it was the '80s

after all, right?

Well, I lost everything,

and I ended up in jail.

Thank you.

See, the four people in that

car were a young married couple

and their two young boys.

And I could've killed them.

That was it for me.

So I entered myself

into a 12-step program.

Complete and total surrender.

You know how great that feels?

What a relief it is to

surrender to something

so completely?

To just walk away

from everything.

To establish a relationship.

Something so much more

powerful than yourself

and your frail little ego.

But it was only because of Him.

See most people,

they look to God

as a means to get into heaven,

a way to cope with death.

But for us users, us addicts,

it's a way to cope with life.

Just to get us through

another day without using.

The day I woke up in jail--

May 18, 1987, I thought

my life was done.

[narrator] Turned out to be the

greatest thing that ever

happened to me.

At least once in our life,

every one of us fall

into darkness.

But no matter how

deep you sink,

no matter how lost,

or alone, no matter how scared,

no matter how dark,

somewhere, there

is always light.

Because Jesus is everywhere.

[club music playing]

I didn't always

understand this.

Once I was lost.

But that's the UnMiracle.

You have to be lost

before you're found.

[missile falling]




[gunfire/door knocking]

[door knocking]

You okay?


You woke me up

I heard yelling.

[bottle clinking]

[bottle opening]

Something to take

the morning edge off.

It's 4:
30 in the afternoon.

They're all the same.

Mom wants me to ask you to

come to dinner tomorrow


if you feel well enough.

By tomorrow?

We'll see.

What should I tell her?

Tell her we'll see.

You okay?

I had just a bad dream.

Next time, use the

spare key, all right?

Don't go banging on my

door in the morning.

[bathroom door closes]

[water running]

Have you taken your meds today?

I don't know, was it--

Dude, you're like a

week and a half behind.

Say Dan, if you ever need to

wake me up in the morning,

don't wake me up with

your hand. Use a stick or

something, all right?

Because most times I wake

up, I wake up swinging.

All right little bro?


All right, good.

Man, I'm tired I'm going

sack up for a few more.

If you need help

cleaning, I could come by.

Danny, I got it, okay?

It's fine.


And you've got to remember

to take your pills.

I got it.

The doctor said that--


I got it!

Look, Danny-- hey.

I'll take them, all right?

You promise?

Yeah, I will.

[club music]

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