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The Deadliest Season (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  16 March 1977 (USA)
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an ... See full summary »

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Gerry Miller
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George Graff
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Sharon Miller
Sully Boyar ...
Tom Feeney
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Carole Eskanazi
Walter McGinn ...
District Attorney Horace Meade
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Bill Cavins
Paul D'Amato ...
Dave Eskanazi
Ron Weyand ...
Judge Reinhardt
Frank Bongiorno ...
Rene Beauvois
Mel Boudrot ...
Coach Bryant
Rudy Hornish ...
Walters
Dino Narizzano ...
Referee Merritt
Alan North ...
Detective Forscher
George Petrie ...
President MacCloud
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter. Written by Anonymous

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One of the best made-for-TV movies ever made!
16 October 2002 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie was true professionalism, and one does not need to be a hockey fan to enjoy it. It ranks right up there with the best of its genre, movies such as "Rich Man, Poor Man", "The Jericho Mile", "Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster", "Heart of Steel" and "The Day After". Kevin Conway gives perhaps the best performance of his career, and Merly Streep lights up the screen with her beauty and grace. If this movie is available on video, give it a shot.


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