Miracle in the Wilderness

Miracle in the Wilderness is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Kevin James Dobson and written by Michael Michaelian and Jim Byrnes. The film stars Kris Kristofferson, Kim Cattrall, John Dennis Johnston, Rino Thunder, David Oliver and Sheldon Peters Wolfchild. The film premiered on TNT on December 9, 1991.


Based on 1975 short story "Miracle in the Wilderness" by Paul Gallico. Gallico's original story was set in pre-Revolutionary Colonial America. Whereas The 1991 TV Movie is set in late 1800s, on the Western Plains/Rocky Mountain Frontier. Recently reformed, but violent, and rough mountain man, Jericho Adams and his devout Christian wife Dora, along with their infant boy child, are preparing to celebrate a humble frontier Christmas. When unexpectedly he and his family are captured, and their cabin burned by Chief Many Horses, and his Blackfoot band, who are seeking revenge and restitution for Jericho previously killing the chief's young adult warrior son. The Chief's intention is adopting and raising the Adams baby as his own, in lieu of the older son, killed by Jericho. The life or death fate of Jericho and Dora also hang in the balance.