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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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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,035,133, 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$50,752,337
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Trivia

Bill Murray was considered to play Gordon Bombay, but deemed too old. See more »

Goofs

After Coach Bombay puts a jersey on Tami Duncan her hair is under her jersey, yet when she yells at her brother in the next moment her hair is out. See more »

Quotes

Lewis: [as the kids horseplay in the car] I could kill one of them just to set an example, sir!
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In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »

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Referenced in The Michael J. Fox Show: Golf (2013) See more »

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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of EMI Records
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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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