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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
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A self-centered lawyer (Emilio Estvez) is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
I am not going to say this is an amazing movie, because really it is nothing all that special. No great directing, no great acting (Estevez is awesome, but not necessarily a good actor). The script is completely by the book and predictable all the way. But the intent was never to make a masterpiece or an award-winner. It is just a fun movie for kids and adults who like to feel like kids.
All I really want to write here is: I wonder if Bill Murray had gotten the role of Gordon Bombay, how would that have been different? I think it would have been a better movie, but what do I know? Maybe Murray would have been too goofy or too serious. He is not "lovable" like Estevez is. Either way, it is a movie I would love to see.
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