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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  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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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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They Can't Skate. They Can't Win. They Can't Be Serious. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,752,337 (USA)
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The team meets two members of the Minnesota North Stars hockey team. In 1993, a year after the movie, the Minnesota North Stars moved to Texas and became the Dallas Stars. The team also watches a North Stars game at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Met Center was demolished two years after the movie, in 1994. The site is now home to an Ikea store. Ikea is in the parking lot of the old Met Center site, but Mall of America is not on the former hockey arena's site at all. It's across the street on the site of the old Met Stadium baseball/football stadium former home to the Twins and Vikings. See more »

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The score displayed on the scoreboard during the Ducks' first game against the Hawks changes inconsistently. See more »

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Gordon Bombay: Thank you very much, Mr. Ducksworth! Quack Quack Quack Quack Quack, Mr. Ducksworth!
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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!

7/10


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