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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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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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

Number 10 on the Ducks' rival team, the Hawks, is named Herek. The film was directed by Stephen Herek. See more »

Goofs

After Adam Banks joins the team and the Ducks leave the locker room in protest, Goldberg is not wearing any goalie equipment (in fact, his equipment is clearly visible in the corner). See more »

Quotes

Dave Karp: [after blocking a shot with his head knocks him senseless] I don't want to go to school today, Mom.
Gordon Bombay: Karp, how many fingers am I holding up?
Peter Mark: He wouldn't know that, anyway.
Gordon Bombay: Shut up, Peter.
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GOOD VIBRATIONS
Written by Dan Hartman, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, and Amir Shakir
Performed by Mark Wahlberg (as Marky Mark) and the Funky Bunch
Courtesy of Interscope Records / EastWest Records
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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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