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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. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter. Written by
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Rob Lowe may act many things, but not tough. Never tough.
Pretty tiresome dreck with a super young Rob Lowe playing at the ol'
Ice Hockey picture. Actually, its not a very old genre. You never saw
John Wayne hockeying on ice, nor James Dean. Rob Lowe is actually
pretty good, and the film is made with the absolute maximum amount of
seriousness available, which seems to be a lot. Everyone seems to be
into Ice Hockey, its just that also assume their audience is too.
There's not a single bit of effort put into making us like or
appreciate the sport. Its more played as a human drama, with the sport
and its coaches providing tension for the protagonist. Its like the
real bad guy is the sport itself. Its pretty funny. I know I said Rob
Lowe was pretty good, but the other funny thing about this movie is
when Rob Lowe is called upon to act tough. Rob Lowe can be privileged,
a pretty-boy, a flirt, witty, charming, maybe creepy or dangerous...
But tough? I had to laugh. There's not a tough bone in his body, yet
here he is getting physical with some dudes, and the second half of the
movie is mainly concerned with him winning a physical fight. I just,
you know, don't get it. Also, the movie is pretty of its time, very
80's soundtrack, so if that's what you're after, help yourself.
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