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Cast

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Jessie Chadwick
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Murray Chadwick
Jim Youngs ...
Eric Nesterenko ...
George J. Finn ...
Racki (as George Finn)
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Miss McGill
Ken James ...
Frazier
Peter Faussett ...
Huey Hewitt
Walker Boone ...
Assistant Coach
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Martin Donlevy ...
Referee Hannah
Harry Spiegel ...
Thunder Bay Coach
Rob Sapienza ...
Thunder Bay Asst. Coach
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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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The ice... The fire... The fight... To be the best. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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31 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nacido para ganar  »

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$15,448,400 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Hamilton Mustangs are a fictional hockey team loosely based on a real life hockey team that did exist in Hamiltion, Ontario and played in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League). That franchise left Hamilton in 1988, and is still playing in the OHL, but is now based in Erie, PA. See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene, at end of movie between Racki and Youngblood. Youngblood pulls Racki's jersey over his head onto his arms, then punches Racki to the ice. When Racki is on the ice he isn't wearing his jersey anymore, then when he gets back up, Racki takes his jersey completely off. See more »

Quotes

Derek Sutton: Does little boom-boom have a crush on her?
Dean Youngblood: [sarcastically] Who? Miss McGill?
Derek Sutton: Fuck you.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.42 (2015) See more »

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I'm A Real Man
Written and Performed by John Hiatt
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Slapshot
8 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Youngblood is a derivative sports film starring Rob Lowe as an American farm boy who travels to Canada to play junior Ice Hockey.

It is a kind of story that features his new team mates humiliating him in an initiation ceremony but they all later bond as they frequently indulge in puerile humour. Youngblood quickly gets seduced by the cougar landlady who does this with all the ice hockey players staying with her, he also flirts with the hard nosed coach's daughter, clashes with a brutish player of an opposing team, which leads to a team mate getting a serious injury leading to a crisis of confidence and conscience among our hero. Youngblood runs back to his farm where he is toughened up by his family and he returns just in time to the important end of season game.

The film is a slice of mid 1980s cheese with lots of Rockyesque overtones. It features some rising talent such as Patrick Swayze as well Keanu Reeves, who would one day jump out of a plane together and fight for a parachute.

It is a shame that the film lacks heart and conviction. Lowe also appears to be too bland, cast more for his sex appeal which must be the only reason for that jockstrap scene.


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