The Mighty Ducks (1992) Poster


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Jake Gyllenhaal, who was unknown at the time, auditioned for the role of Charlie Conway, but his parents wouldn't let him do the movie so the producers ended up casting Joshua Jackson.
When The Anaheim Mighty Ducks were added as an expansion team to the National Hockey League they were named after the movie because the team was owned by Disney.
Some of the young actors who claimed when they auditioned that they could play hockey were in fact lying and had to be trained before filming began.
The courtroom scenes (filmed in St. Cloud, Minnesota) were "dressed up" to give it a more "hockey feel" this included adding small black circles that looked like hockey pucks near the ceiling architecture. Instead of taking them down, the "hockey pucks" still remain today.
Bill Murray was considered to play Gordon Bombay, but deemed too old.
Elden Ratliff, who played Fulton, and Garrette Ratliff Henson, who played Guy, are brothers. Elden had to dye his hair and change his name so he would be cast as Fulton.
Charlie Sheen was offered for the role of Gordon Bombay, but turned it down and later on his brother, Emilio Estevez, took the role.
Adam Banks is often referred to as a "Cake Eater." This term is actually well known throughout Minnesota and refers to people who live in the city of Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis. It's in reference to Marie Antoinette's infamous, "Let them eat cake".
The Banks' home address as stated by the hockey league worker, 450 North Hennepin Ave, is a real address in Minneapolis, Minnesota but it is for a parking lot.
The character's name Gordon Bombay is actually a combination of two well known brands of Gin. "Gordons" & "Bombay".
The scene amid the ice sculptures was filmed during the St Paul Winter Carnival, in Rice Park where the ice sculpture contest occurs. It was originally planned for the ice palace that had been built by the Mississippi for the carnival, but an unseasonably warm January was melting the palace, making it unsafe to film inside.
On the Ducks' jersey, there is a duck wearing a "D-5" jersey that is similar to the jersey the kids wear at the beginning of the movie.
Gordon takes the Ducks to see an NHL game between two teams that were both relocated a few years after the movie was released. The Minnesota NorthStars became the Dallas Stars in 1993, and the Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997. Also, both teams have won the Stanley Cup since their moves: Dallas in 1999, Carolina in 2006.
Number 10 on the Ducks' rival team, the Hawks, is named Herek. The film was directed by Stephen Herek.
Jane Plank did not really know how to figure skate; Katie Wahlquist was the figure skating stunt double for Tammy Duncan.
Film was shot under the title "Bombay" at the North Star game used in the film.
Adam Banks' Hawks jersey number is the same as Gordon Bombay's Hawks jersey number: 9.
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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.
In the United Kingdom, the film is called "Champions" and in the British theatrical release, the song "We Will Rock You" by Queen plays at the beginning of the end credits instead of "Winning It All" by The Outfit, when Gordon gets on the bus.
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Brian Hohlfeld did an uncredited re-write.
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Michael J. Fox was considered for the role of Gordon Bombay.
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Chevy Chase was a choice for the role of Gordon Bombay
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Basil McRae, Michael Modano: of the Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars) appear, playing themselves.

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