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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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He's never coached. They've never won. Together they'll learn everything about winning! 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,752,337 (USA)
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Trivia

Steve Brill, the original writer of the movie, requested to play Bombay, but was denied by Disney because they wanted a big name for the role. See more »

Goofs

Charlie's last name is Conway, but in the end credits he is billed as Charlie Conroy. See more »

Quotes

Tammy Duncan: Mom isn't gonna like this at all!
Tommy Duncan: So what! If you want me to figure skate then you gotta play hockey!
Tammy Duncan: What do I know about hockey?
[she knocks him down and skates away]
Tommy Duncan: More than you think.
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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 »

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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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EMILIO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Directed by Stephen Herek [BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE], THE MIGHTY DUCKS was a surprise box office hit in 1992 and was followed by two better sequels and a decent animated series. Although not the best in the trilogy, THE MIGHTY DUCKS is still one of the all-time classics of 1992. Emilio Estevez, in what is his best role to date, plays Gordon Bombay, the coach of The Ducks in this family sports comedy. Estevez, arguably one of the coolest actors of the 1980s and 1990s, is the glue that holds the movie together. Without him, it would be little more than any other cliched sports flick. Thanks to Estevez, the movie is better than expected and worth watching. **1/2


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