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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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Jim Youngs ...
Kelly Youngblood
Eric Nesterenko ...
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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 ...
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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,183,292, 2 February 1986

Gross USA:

$15,448,384
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on the ice hockey experiences of Writer and Director Peter Markle. When Markle filmed the ice hockey scenes, he worked while on ice skates. 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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Connections

Referenced in Hard Core Logo (1996) 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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Marado...Marado...
4 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hockey is passion. I know it even though I'm in the "other side" of the world. I watched lots of games. I like hockey. That's why I wanted to see the movie. Is it a good and realistic hockey film? I really don't know that so far. But passion and personality is needed in order to play the game. I really would like to know if this movie is accorded to the reality of hockey. Times had passed. This movie was made 18 years ago and it was released here in Argentina. Even though we shouldn't know what hockey is about. When I find a hockey game in cable TV I want to see it.

Rob Lowe portrays a hockey ace in advance. His father is a farmer who works with his older brother (a former player). Youngblood wants to play in New York but first he must increase his level of hockey and personality because hockey is a rude sport. He falls in love with the coach's daughter and tries to get the friendship of the star of the team name is Derek Sutton (Patrick Swayze). We are not naive, he'll be a star (I wonder if he'll play in Madison Square Garden) scoring a hat-trick in the final game. I liked both performances (Lowe and Swayze) but I recognized a great work of Cinthia Gibb (as Youngblood's girl). Like Maradona in soccer from a simple home to a star. I liked this movie. I really want to know why it doesn't portray hockey's reality. I rate this movie 6 out of 10. Andres.


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