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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

A self-centered Minnesota 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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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,035,133 (USA) (4 October 1992)

Gross:

$50,752,337 (USA)
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Trivia

Basil McRae, Michael Modano: of the Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars) appear, playing themselves. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Coach Rielly says to Gordon "Alright Gordon, it's up to you. I don't wanna see any goats around here after the game, you got it? Now you miss this shot, you're not just letting me down you're letting your whole team down too." But then later when we see Gordon skating and thinking about this event Coach Reilly says to him "Alright it's up to you Gordon. Now you miss this shot, you're not just letting your team down, you're letting me down too." See more »

Quotes

Connie Moreau: Hi, coach. I'm Connie. Do you play?
Gordon Bombay: No. So, what's our record anyway?
Connie Moreau: 0-9. One was pretty close, though, we only lost by five. And we almost scored a goal, too.
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In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ben Stiller Show: With Dennis Miller (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
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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Predictable, but it is a sweet and fun movie
27 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't think The Mighty Ducks is a masterpiece in any shape or form, but it is an enjoyable film. I do agree that it is predictable, the plot is nothing particularly special and the ending especially doesn't really hold any surprises. But it is nicely filmed, with evergreen cinematography and pretty scenery and the music is pleasant. The script is good on the most part, there are some humorous parts but it is also somewhat touching, and the director Stephen Herek pitches the humour and melodrama at the right level. And the acting is spirited, with Emilio Estevez charming, dignified and fun as the disgraced lawyer who has to coach the worst ice hockey team and Joss Ackland solid as Hans. Also the ice-hockey scenes are done with just the right amount of flair. Overall, a sweet and fun movie, even with the predictable plot it is worth seeing. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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