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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  2 October 1992 (USA)
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A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.



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Fulton Reed (as Elden Ratliff)
Jesse Hall (as Brandon Adams)
Dave Karp


Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts. Written by Liz Jordan <>

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They Can't Skate. They Can't Win. They Can't Be Serious. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Champions  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$50,752,337 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Brian Hohlfeld did an uncredited re-write. See more »


After Banks joins the Ducks, Tammy and Tommy Duncan head to the ice in their socks while the rest of the team have their skates on. See more »


Gordon Bombay: Concentration, not strength.
Les Averman: Like the Karate Kid, right? Wax on! Wax off!
Connie Moreau: Just shut up and try it, Averman!
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A sweet and lovable kid's movie
15 November 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Just recently, I saw D2 and D3, my friend unfortunately did not have the first Mighty Ducks movie, so I had to watch those first then rent this one. The second and the third were pretty good movies, but I felt bad, because it felt like you're getting into a group of friends, and you don't know their history, you weren't there? You know that feeling, and as silly as it sounds, that's how I felt watching the sequels without seeing the first one.

Gordon is a lawyer who has had a little trouble with the lying in his career, therefore, he must do community service. When he sees a group of young pre-teen troubled youths playing a game of hockey, remembering his childhood love of hockey, he volunteers to become their coach in the Pee-Wee games. He starts off on a rocky relationship since he doesn't like kids, but he grows to love them and they do back learning that there is more to a game than just winning, but it'd be nice since they end up in the championships.

I loved The Mighty Ducks, I felt like it was a terrific family film and I'm surprised it wasn't played in my childhood since I was seven years old when it came out, but you know the saying, better late then never, right? I would highly recommend this up lifting story for any family!


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