Skip to comments.How 4-year-old boy mastered 'Miracle' speech in YouTube hit
Posted on 10/03/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT by Saije
Jim Sacco estimates that his son Josh has watched "Miracle," the film about the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's legendary upset of Russia, nearly 150 times. Apparently, the movie has made quite an impression...
Nicknamed "Rizzo" after the gold medal-winning team's captain Mike Eruzione, Josh sparked an Internet sensation this week when his hilarious, inspirational and eerily impeccable interpretation of actor Kurt Russell's locker room speech as Coach Herb Brooks went viral -- spreading everywhere from blogs to USA Today to the "Ellen" show.
No professional coaching. No fancy editing. No script, because Rizzo hasn't learned to read yet -- he was just 4 years old when his father filmed the speech earlier this year, making it all the more remarkable...
Where is this sudden sensation taking Josh Sacco? To perform the speech in an NHL locker room, for starters.
Jim and Josh Sacco, who turned 5 years old during the summer, live in Spring Hill, Tenn... Jim grew up in Boston and is a die-hard Boston Bruins fan. He was 13 when Herb Brooks coached the U.S. men's ice hockey team to their historic upset of Russia and eventual gold medal victory...at Lake Placid in 1980.
"We weren't supposed to win. It had a major impact on me, and it's had an even bigger impact on me now [as an adult]. I live it every day," said Sacco.
He's shared that impact with his son: Bringing him to Lake Placid to skate on the hallowed ice and sit on the bench where the late coach barked orders. They also bonded by watching "Miracle," the 2004 film that meticulously detailed the US Olympians' underdog triumph and featured Russell channeling Brooks in a memorable performance.
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A truly inspiring Olympic speech, unlike the narcissistic, self-serving pap served up by the Obamas this week.
That's for sure. They could take a lesson from young Josh.
It’s unfortunate that we don’t have that 5 year old running our country....he would do no worse than the dems and Obama. LOL
Iran might even take him serious.
He was very good.
Herbie ya left us too soon.
Too funny! I thought maybe he did actually have notes on the yellow slips of paper when he looked at them. But then I saw they were blank! LOL
Youtube having problems - anyone else experiencing this???
Busy purging anti-Obama clips?
I know! He so seriously referred to them, as though he was actually reading them, tooo cute! He's got an acting career ahead of him!
that was great!
Oh yeah and R. Lee Ermey speech.
they are doing some maintenance today.