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Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  28 February 1993 (Canada)
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A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kash ...
Brian 'Spinner' Spencer
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Roy Spencer
Linda Goranson ...
Irene Spencer
Doug Hughes ...
Byron Spencer
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Diane Delana
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Young Brian 'Spinner' Spencer
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Young Byron Spencer
Kirsten Kieferle ...
Linda Spencer
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Kevin Hicks ...
Richard Green
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Lenn Wright
Ken McDougall ...
Michael Dalfo
Elizabeth Goodyear ...
Monica Jarobe
David Storch ...
Keon
David Hemblen ...
Munro
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A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both before and after his death. Written by Tito-8

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Rated R for strong sexuality, a violent episode and some language | See all certifications »
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28 February 1993 (Canada)  »

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Les cendres de la gloire  »

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Goofs

A 1970 bar scene had a cover band singing the song "Smoking in the Boys' Room". The song was first released in 1974 by Brownsville Station. See more »

Quotes

Roy Spencer: You can live here, and be buried here. Or you can play hockey.
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Features Hockey Night in Canada (1952) See more »

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More than just a hockey movie
4 January 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good account of the less-than-perfect life of former pro hockey player Brian Spencer. If you've never heard of him, don't worry, for I had never heard of him either, and I managed to enjoy the movie. While it's by no means great, it does prove to be good throughout, and it makes quite effective use of old clips from "Hockey Night In Canada". This film would probably be even more popular with those NHL fans who remember Spencer from the 1970's, but it still manages to be a solid movie for those who wouldn't know any of the facts in this movie from fiction.


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