Dennis Quaid is lending his acting talents to another inspiring film following the success of “I Can Only Imagine” — this time telling the true story of a Christian orphanage in Mexico in the Netflix film “Blue Miracle.”
"The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world's biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage," the film's synopsis says.
Quaid’s character (Wade Malloy) helps the orphanage compete in a Bisbee's Black & Blue Fishing Tournament that transforms his character and changes the boys' lives.
"Maybe God just wanted to get all the unluckiest kids in one building so he can crush us all out," one of the orphans says in the trailer after the storm wrecks their shelter.
Quaid’s character, a "two-time champion of Bisbee's Black & Blue Tournament," needs to teams up with a local fisherman in Mexico in order to qualify to compete in the tournament. He is introduced to the members of the orphanage and though reluctant, he helps to lead them to victory.
Along with Quaid and Gonzales, “Blue Miracle” stars Anthony Gonzalez, Raymond Cruz, Nathan Arenas, Miguel Angel Garcia, Isaac Arellanes, Steve Gutierrez, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Fernanda Urrejola, Silverio Palacios and Bruce McGill.
The film was co-written by “Run the Race” writer Chris Dowling who teamed up with Julio Quintana (“The Vessel”).
Music for the film was produced exclusively by Christian hip-hop label Reach Records. The soundtrack features songs from Grammy Award-winning artists Lecrae and with label mates GAWVI, WHATUPRG and 1K Phew.
“Blue Miracle” will be available worldwide on Netflix on May 27.