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Youngblood (1986)

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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Cast

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Jessie Chadwick
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Murray Chadwick
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George J. Finn ...
Racki (as George Finn)
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Miss McGill
Ken James ...
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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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To Youngblood, winning wasn't everything - proving himself was. 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

Heaver (Keanu Reeves) wears a mask with a scar design, based on a similar mask worn by Boston Bruins Goalie Gerry Cheevers. Thunder Bay's Goalie wears a mask with a skull design identical to the one worn by Chicago Blackhawks Goalie Warren Skorodenski. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in c/o Segemyhr: Episode #4.7 (2003) See more »

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Ain't Gonna Walk The Line
Written and Produced by Tena Clark
Performed by Kix Brooks
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Patrick Seayze Steals This Movie
13 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It was with some trepidation that I watched this movie, I loved it as a kid, like I did "Crocodile Dundee" and it's sequel, both of which disappointed me, upon rewatching them recently.

Plot In A Paragraph: Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) a 17-year-old farmhand from New York, has dreams of playing in the National Hockey League. He is granted the chance to travel to Canada to try out for the Hamilton Mustangs. At the try-outs, Youngblood displays the talent which got him "92 goals in the New York League" but also displays a lack of physical toughness that is so prized in Canadian hockey. This weakness is pounced upon by a brutish player, Carl Racki (George J. Finn), who is also trying out for the team and engages him in a fight. Youngblood quickly learns that flashiness and pure athletic ability will not be enough to be successful in this league. Despite being beat up by by Racki, the coach opts to select Youngblood for a spot on the team. He ingratiates himself to the other players and particularly Captain Derek Sutton (Patrick Swayze) and the coach's daughter Jessie (Cynthia Gibb), its not long before Racki reappears playing for a rival team.

Rob Lowe is good as Dean Youngblood, he is pretty enough for the "pretty boy" tag and looks in good shape. Cynthia Gibb is very attractive as Jessie Chadwick, and what an ass she has!! I loved it!! Ed Lauter is a lot of fun as Coach Murray Chadwick and George J. Finn is imposing and does a good job as Carl Racki. However Patrick Swayze steals this movie (yes even away from Cynthia Gibb's wonderful ass) as Derek Sutton. He is brilliant, and a reminder of what a talent we have lost.

Keanu Reeves had a small role as Heaver, one of Lowe and Swayze's team mates.


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