Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.
Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of ... See full summary »
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Jay O. Sanders
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
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Charlie's last name is Conway, but in the end credits he is billed as Charlie Conroy. See more »
Could you turn down the stereo?
Sure. I guess it was a 'widdle' noisy.
A 'widdle'? OK, I'm taking down to precinct. Breath, blood or urine?
No, thanks. I'm full.
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In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »
Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) was once a star of his peewee hockey team but he hit the post, lost the championship game and disappointed Coach Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). He is now a slick Minneapolis defense attorney. After a drunk driving arrest, his boss works out a community service plea with the court for him to coach the worst 0-9 peewee hockey team.
This is the 'Bad News Bears' in the form of a hockey team. Averman even does the "Hey batter batter..." It doesn't have quite the same edge or the same originality. Although getting inspiration from a great movie is not necessarily a bad idea. It has the fun and a couple of recognizable names in the young faces. Gordon himself has a compelling history which is more than just being a drunk. It's a good feel-good kids movie.
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