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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,752,337 (USA)
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Trivia

The original premise of Mighty Ducks was much darker with very little comedy about an ex-NHL player turned alcoholic who seeks revenge on his old coach by coaching opposite him. The main idea stayed when Disney bought the rights to the movie, but some elements were changed (such as Bombay is now a lawyer, who never played in the NHL, who must do community service for a DUI), including much more emphasis on comedy and downplaying most of the adult themes. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Frank Huddy: [Gordon has defeated Frank at court] You really stooped to an all-time low on this one, Bombay.
Gordon Bombay: I'm insulted by that, Frank, you have no idea how low I can stoop.
Frank Huddy: I mean, I don't mind losing; I'd just like to lose fairly.
Gordon Bombay: Losing fair is still losing, Frank. Gotta go for the "W" every time!
Frank Huddy: And what about justice, huh? That man, he should be in jail.
Gordon Bombay: It was your job to put him there, so don't take it out on me! Next time do your job, Franky-Boy.
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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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GOOD VIBRATIONS
Written by Dan Hartman, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, and Amir Quadeer Shakir as M.C. Spice
Performed by Mark Wahlberg (as Marky Mark) and the Funky Bunch
Courtesy of Interscope Records / EastWest Records
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Good Movie
30 March 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I thought that this was a good movie. It was a movie that you could sit down with the entire family, and still have a good time. It is a typical story line, and you pretty much know the end, but still, it is a fun journey from the beginning to the end of the film. This is a movie that everyone should see with their kids.


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