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The Mighty Ducks -- A tough trial lawyer gets a unique community service assignment: coaching a hapless group of pee wee hockey players.  Can he turn the ragtag team into champs?


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Writer (WGA):
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A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emilio Estevez ... Gordon Bombay

Joss Ackland ... Hans
Lane Smith ... Coach Reilly

Heidi Kling ... Casey

Josef Sommer ... Gerald Ducksworth

Joshua Jackson ... Charlie Conway

Elden Henson ... Fulton Reed (as Elden Ratliff)

Shaun Weiss ... Goldberg

M.C. Gainey ... Lewis
Matt Doherty ... Les Averman

Brandon Quintin Adams ... Jesse Hall (as Brandon Adams)

J.D. Daniels ... Peter

Aaron Schwartz ... Dave Karp

Garette Ratliff Henson ... Guy Germaine

Marguerite Moreau ... Connie
Jane Plank ... Tammy

Jussie Smollett ... Terry Hall
Vincent Larusso ... Adam Banks (as Vincent A. Larusso)

Danny Tamberelli ... Tommy
Michael Ooms ... McGill
Casey Garven ... Larson
Hal Fort Atkinson III ... Philip Banks
Basil McRae ... Northstar Player #1
Michael Modano ... Northstar Player #2

John Beasley ... Mr. Hall

Stephen Dowling ... Referee (Hawks)

Brock Pierce ... Gordon at 10 Years Old
Robert Pall ... Gordon's Father

John Paul Gamoke ... Mr. Tolbert

Steven Brill ... Frank Huddy

George Coe ... Judge Weathers
Dale Dunham ... Jury Foreman
Barbara Davidson ... Jeannie
Brad Peterson ... Cardinals Coach
John Oliver ... Cardinals Goal

Jacqueline Kim ... Jane
Garth Schumacher ... Arresting Cop

Joe Howard ... Court Clerk
Scott Bryan ... Cardinal #1

Peter L. Mullin ... Referee (Flames)
Mark Bradley ... Science Teacher
Bill Schoppert ... Official (Hawks)
Claudia Wilkens ... Principal
Jack White ... Utility Ref

Peter Syvertsen ... Paramedic
Bob Miller ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Deon ... Juror (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... Woman in Mall (uncredited)
Anthony Fitzgerald ... Screaming Fan (uncredited)
Steven Gilmer ... North Star Fan Scenes (uncredited)
Jeannette Kerner ... (uncredited)

Teal Redmann ... Girl Number 1 (uncredited)
Lane Smith Jr. ... Fan (uncredited)

Andrei Sterling ... Angry Game Fan (uncredited)

Katie Wahlquist ... Figure Skater (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Herek 
Writing credits
Steven Brill (written by)

Produced by
Jon Avnet .... producer
Martin Huberty .... co-producer
Jordan Kerner .... producer
Lynn M. Morgan .... co-producer (as Lynn Morgan)
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
John F. Link 
Casting by
Renee Rousselot  (as Renée Rousselot)
Production Design by
Randy Ser 
Art Direction by
Tony Fanning 
Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton 
Costume Design by
Grania Preston 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... swing hair stylist
Daniel Curet .... swing makeup artist
Cheryl Ann Nick .... assistant makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)
Angela Nogaro .... key hair stylist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Lynn M. Morgan .... unit production manager (as Lynn Morgan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seth Cirker .... second second assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Mickey Moore)
Randy Suhr .... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jack Ballance .... set designer
Elliot Berlovitz .... swing gang
Jeffrey Daniels .... swing gang
Kitty Doris-Bates .... lead scenic (as Kitty Doris)
Stephen Durfee .... construction foreman
Joseph F. Ferraro .... swing gang
Norine Joy Francis .... set dressing buyer (as Norine Francis)
Shannon Gale .... on-set dresser
Tim Hanson .... swing gang
Noel Barnum Hegedus .... art department coordinator
Maurice Jacox .... swing gang
Lance Johnson .... assistant props
Brian Langsdorf .... construction coordinator
John Maskovich .... leadman
Hal J. Robinson .... stand-by carpenter
Cory Shubert .... swing gang (as Cory Schubert)
Peter Tosti Stephenson .... property master
Charlie Wildenauer .... lead carpenter (as Charles Wildenauer)
Bradford Richardson .... lead graphic designer (uncredited)
Susan J. Tveit .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carmen Baker .... assistant sound editor (as Carmen Hocson)
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Clark .... sound editor
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Sandra García .... foley recordist (as Sandra Garcia)
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
David Gertz .... adr mixer
Leonard T. Geschke .... sound editor (as Lenny Geschke)
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Devon Heffley Curry .... supervising adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Allen Hurd .... dubbing recordist (as J. Allen Hurd)
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cable person
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer .... adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Robert Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Bob O'Brien .... sound editor (as Robert O'Brien)
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sparkes .... pdl (as Christine Sparkes)
Mark A. Tracy .... assistant sound editor (as Mark Tracy)
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound editor (as Kerry Williams)
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Eric D. Howell .... special effects assistant
Paul Murphy .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jeff Matakovich .... optical supervisor (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt double (as Kim Koscki)
Manny Perry .... stunt coordinator
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Ronnie Rondell)
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... stunt double
Danny Weselis .... stunts (as Dan Weselis)
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott J. Backes .... grip (as Scott Backes)
Chris Barry .... electrician
John S. Beyers .... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Beyers)
Benny Buck .... best boy electric
Danny Buck .... chief lighting technician
Peter Clemence .... best boy grip
Beth Cotter .... additional second assistant camera
Deborah Croswell .... still photographer
David Doyle .... grip
Scott Drinon .... dolly grip
Buzz Feitshans IV .... camera operator
Paul R. Ford .... grip
Steven Hiller .... first assistant camera (as Steve Hiller)
William H. Hobson .... grip (as William Hobson)
David Kaiser .... electrician (as David Alan Kaiser)
Michael Katz .... chief lighting technician (as Michael William Katz)
Joel King .... additional camera operator
Victor Korte .... key grip
Jerry McNally .... electrician
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... second assistant camera
Andrew Rawson .... electrician (as Andrew H. Rawson)
Larry J. Richardson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andy Rothschild .... camera loader
Timothy M. Ryan .... grip (as Tim Ryan)
Rosalie Seifert .... camera loader
Mark Vogel .... electrician
Jim Zabilla .... additional first assistant camera (as James Zabilla)
Vincent Donohue .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Handley .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Marc Marino .... best boy rigging electrician (uncredited)
Thomas O'Connor .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy McMonigal .... extras casting
Suzy Sachs .... casting: Seattle (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hala Bahmet .... set costumer
Lynda Foote .... wardrobe supervisor
Melinda Leeson .... key costumer
Catherine Mary Mrnak .... head seamstress
Susan Strubel .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Martin Allan Kloner .... second assistant editor (as Martin A. Kloner)
Kimberly Mann .... apprentice editor (as Kimberly Boege)
Lyle Mayer .... apprentice editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Rebekah Rudd .... first assistant editor
Benjamin D. Stokes .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer
Tim Boyle .... music scoring mixer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Jo Ann Kane .... supervising music copyist (as JoAnn Kane)
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
David Newman .... orchestrator
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe and English Horn (uncredited)
Steve Jones .... music coordinator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Caldwell .... transportation co-captain
Linda Olson .... transportation co-captain
Ken Peterson .... transportation coordinator
Leo Skudlarek .... set driver
Other crew
Canard Emile Barnes .... production assistant
Carol Chacamaty .... representative: Avnet/Kerner Company
Philip Elins .... production assistant (as Phil Elins)
Marty Frasu .... synthesizer programmer
Greg Griffin .... representative: Avnet/Kerner Company
Anne Healy .... location assistant
Nancy Jane King .... production coordinator
Jim Klever-Weis .... production assistant (as Jim Weiss)
Hope Kurczeski .... assistant: Mr. Herek
Jane Lydon .... assistant production coordinator
Mickey McDermott .... assistant: Mr. Estevez
Mickie McGowan .... ADR/loop group
Ian Meeker .... hockey assistant
Lisa Middag .... second assistant auditor
Peter L. Mullin .... hockey assistant (as Peter Mullin)
Catherine O'Connell .... craft service
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Cliff Rogers .... production auditor
Dan Runyon .... craft service
David C. Schendel .... production assistant
Erica Spano .... production assistant
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist
Hank Steinberg .... production assistant
Kirsten Stevens .... assistant auditor (as Kirsten A. Stevens)
Lynne Stewart .... assistant: Mr. Kerner
Ellen Swartz .... assistant location manager
Cat Thompson .... location manager
Steve Thompson .... craft service
Johnie Tidwell Jr. .... production assistant
Jack White .... hockey trainer
Jack White .... technical advisor
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic (uncredited)
Beverly Jusi .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Richard Cohen .... thanks (as Senator Richard Cohen)
Don Fraser .... thanks (as Mayor Don Fraser)
Roger Moe .... thanks (as Senator Roger Moe)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for mild language
100 min | Poland:99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG (video rating: Champions) (1993) (1999) | USA:PG

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The team meets two members of the Minnesota North Stars hockey team. In 1993, a year after the movie, the Minnesota North Stars moved to Texas and became the Dallas Stars. The team also watches a North Stars game at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Met Center was demolished two years after the movie, in 1994. The site is now home to an Ikea store. Ikea is in the parking lot of the old Met Center site, but Mall of America is not on the former hockey arena's site at all. It's across the street on the site of the old Met Stadium baseball/football stadium former home to the Twins and Vikings.See more »
Continuity: Just before Banks' goal in the first playoff game, shots of teammates cheering include Adam Banks.See more »
Goldberg:[the team leaves him tied to the net] Hey, guys! Excuse me, guys, you gotta untie me now! Ha ha! Good joke. Very funny. I like it. No joke, c'mon, guys.
[starts skating with the net still attached]
Goldberg:Hey, coach! Coach, c'mon, don't leave me hanging like this! Coach, don't make me come after you, coach!
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
He has never coached, they have never won. Together they'll learn everything about winning, 29 April 2002
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

The Mighty Ducks (aka as the Champions), is one of the great Disney movies I have seen. Not your typical fairytale, but a rugged kids adventure, which also goes into that winning is not everything, but that being in a team and playing as a team is the most important part of any sport and is good measure for a person's life.

Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of peewee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win. First he teaches the hapless team everything about winning and they teach him that winning is not everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their way to the most important game of their lives!

This film is a great story for young up and coming sports ‘people' to watch and learn that winning is not the be all and end all of sport. Sure there are some people such as Coach Reilly, because they are not true sports lovers. Instead they treat sport as a serious event, not something that as Gordon Bombay says should be ‘fun'. In Australia, and my part of this country, we have Aussie Rules football, which again is a very team orientated sport. Although it can have some extraordinary individuals that play, the theme is still the same, that a team has to stick together and try as hard as it can.

This movie has a very young and funny cast, with some old heads thrown in for good team balance. The obvious star is Emilio Estevez, who stars as Gordon Bombay. While he is a very aggressive character in the beginning, Gordon brings his knowledge and experience to a group of young kids that would make any sports coach proud. Estevez has had a good movie career, with some of his more well known movies being The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and an unaccredited role in Mission Impossible . The other main star is a very young Joshua Jackson who portrayed Charlie Conway, a good ice-hockey player, who reminds his coach a lot of himself as a young peewee hockey player. Jackson has made a name for himself in Hollywood starring in films such as Cruel Intentions, the disappointing Skulls and the popular TV drama, `Dawson's Creek'.

Other cast members also include the rival coach of the Hawks Ice-Hockey team, Coach Reilly played by veteran actor Lane Smith. He also starred in another great film I saw recently, which happened to be on another popular sport, that of golf, the film being `The Legend of Bagger Vance'. All the characters that are on the Mighty ducks team are likeable people. The team consists of a fat kid, a silent kid, a nice kid, a wiseacre kid, a figure-skating princess, and a tough kid. The whole formula works for me anyway.

I thought that this film had some impressive Ice-Hockey scenes that looked real, though I will never know if they are real or not. Ice-Hockey is a demanding sport and this movie shows that this is the case, with heavy bumps and unrelenting pressure on players. It was good to see that this sport has both males and females playing together, again the movie shows how well the two can gel.

So, if you think that sport is not your thing, but want to give it a go, perhaps this film is what you need to watch. Although this isn't the most talented group of athletes to take the ice, and in the beginning the Ducks do really ‘suck', they prove that with some good coaching guidance and team camaraderie, anything is possible if you put your mind to it.


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