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Tom King (story)
Ernest Kinoy (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 March 1977 (USA) See more »
Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Whatever Happened To Michael Moriarty?
 (From CinemaRetro. 7 August 2011, 3:48 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Michael Moriarty ... Gerry Miller

Kevin Conway ... George Graff

Meryl Streep ... Sharon Miller
Sully Boyar ... Tom Feeney

Jill Eikenberry ... Carole Eskanazi
Walter McGinn ... District Attorney Horace Meade

Mason Adams ... 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
Scott Bruno ... Moline Player

Bob Dio ... Kenny

Suzanne Ford ... Miss Converse
Neil Napolitan ... Court Clerk
D.H. Robinson ... Pete
Jerry Reid ... Coach MacInerny

Andrew Duggan ... Al Miller

Patrick O'Neal ... Bertram Fowler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Moran ... Eddie Miller
Tom Quinn ... Trainer Doyle
Ian Stuart ... Jury Foreman

Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom King  story
Ernest Kinoy  screenplay
Ernest Kinoy  story

Produced by
Robert Berger .... producer
Herbert Brodkin .... executive producer
Thomas De Wolfe .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dick Hyman 
Cinematography by
Alan Metzger 
Film Editing by
Stephen A. Rotter 
Art Direction by
Richard Bianchi 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
Makeup Department
Mike Maggi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bruce S. Pustin .... production manager
Sound Department
Maurice Schell .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter

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USA:98 min | Canada:98 min
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Meryl Streep's film debut.See more »


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Back When They Killed Just Players, Not The Whole League..., 19 October 2004
Author: animal_8_5 from Dundalk, Canada

Pretty eclectic video fare... that is if the rightsholders had made it available as such. Better than average for a 1977 made-for-television movie. High-brow cast too, with Michael Moriarty joined by Meryl Streep, Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Conway and Mason Adams.

The film explores violence in pro hockey through the eyes of an American who learned it as a game, not a blood sport. Bobby Hull clone, Paul D'Amato plays his talented Canadian teammate who provokes a moment of passion that changes their friendship, not to mention the game, forever.

I'm sorry. Twenty-four years later, I still can't feel any revulse over seeing the guy who played Tim "Dr. Hook" McCracken ("Slap Shot") get skewered by Michael Moriarty.

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