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Youngblood (1986)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  31 January 1986 (USA)
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A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

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Jessie Chadwick
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Murray Chadwick
Jim Youngs ...
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George J. Finn ...
Racki (as George Finn)
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Miss McGill
Ken James ...
Frazier
Peter Faussett ...
Huey Hewitt
Walker Boone ...
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Martin Donlevy ...
Referee Hannah
Harry Spiegel ...
Thunder Bay Coach
Rob Sapienza ...
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Storyline

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Plot Keywords:

canadian | coach | landlady | love | fall | See more »

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To Youngblood, winning wasn't everything - proving himself was. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

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R | See all certifications »

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31 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$15,448,400 (USA)
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Trivia

Keanu Reeves had hockey experience upon being cast, having been MVP and nicknamed "The Wall" for his goal-tending capabilities at De La Salle's college team in Toronto. Patrick Swayze had been trained as a figure skater but never played hockey, and Rob Lowe had to be taught to ice skate before filming began. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, when they show Rob Lowe playing as a teen, he is shooting left handed. But Dean is then shown right handed when shooting throughout the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Youngblood: Don't take any shit from them Canucks. To them, you're just another wetback, crossing the border to play their game.
Dean Youngblood: They'll never catch me!
Kelly Youngblood: Oh, they'll catch you.
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Referenced in c/o Segemyhr: Episode #4.7 See more »

Soundtracks

Get Ready
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson)
Performed by Diana Ross and The Supremes
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Exciting hockey games, but pretty one dimensional
21 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a young hockey player growing up, this was one of the movies that I adored. There is a very dramatic 80s style soundtrack, lots of dramatic stickwork and the evil goaltender has a mask that looks like a skull.

This is still a fun movie to put on, and if you've played hockey or ice skated, it is easy to relate to some of the scenes in the movie But once you watch it a lot, you realize EVERYONE is a one dimensional stereotype, from the aloof fathers who really love their kids, to the innocent young kid having to come of age, to the older brother figure, to the nothing-but-evil villain. It starts to wear thin.

Still, the opening scene with skating in the barn captures the excitement of being on the ice better than any other scene I could think of.


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