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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lane Smith ...
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 <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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He's never coached. They've never won. Together they'll learn everything about winning! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


The scene amid the ice sculptures was filmed during the St Paul Winter Carnival, in Rice Park where the ice sculpture contest occurs. It was originally planned for the ice palace that had been built by the Mississippi for the carnival, but an unseasonably warm January was melting the palace, making it unsafe to film inside. See more »


During the championship game, when Coach Bombay is talking about the Flying "V" to Guy, Terry, and Jesse, Jesse's gloves are off. Then Bombay yells for a line change, with Jesse's gloves still off, but only a second later, Jesse jumps over the boards with both gloves 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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Crazy Credits

In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »


Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Nice-Capades (2015) See more »


Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of EMI Records
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User Reviews

A great film for all to watch
24 June 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

One of the great kid movie-sports-films of all time, this movie always has a special place in my heart when it comes to losers turning into winners. Sure, some of the action proved to be a little sappy, but it was all in good fun. Emilio Estevez provided a rather believable performance as a snooty lawyer turned-peewee hockey coach. Virtually all of the characters were great in this film, even the annoying Goldberg. A good film to say the least, one that shouldn't have spawned sequels.

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