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D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  25 March 1994 (USA)
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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 »

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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 California. With most of the Ducks and a few new players in tow, he sets forth for LA. All appears to be going well for a while, but the hype of Hollywood starts to get to Gordon, and he is distracted when Iceland, the favourites to win the title, appear on the scene. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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First they played for respect, now they're playing against the World! See more »


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Rated PG for some mild language and rough hockey action | See all certifications »

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25 March 1994 (USA)  »

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The Mighty Ducks 2  »

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$45,610,410 (USA)
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Trivia

Marc Maron filmed a cameo as an angry valet who the Ducks come across in Beverly Hills but his scenes were deleted. See more »

Goofs

In the first game against Iceland, when Fulton takes his shot, the puck goalie clearly catches the puck in the netting of his glove, but when he takes off the glove, a bruise appears on his palm. See more »

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Jan: Gordon, when I told the Goodwill committee who you were, I did not talk to them about your good looks. I didn't tell them you would win at any cost. I told them you were a man who loves the game. And I told them you were a man who could teach the kids... about more than just about winning or losing. I told them you were the Minnesota Miracle Man, and only you could teach them to fly. So be that man. Be that man, Gordon.
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The cast is at a camping trip and sings "We Are The Champions" See more »

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Referenced in Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) See more »

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WE WILL ROCK YOU
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records/EMI Records
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Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, D2 spreads its wings and soars to new heights of artistic merit. D2 is the rarest of sequels, a sequel that is truly better than the original. All of the jagged edges in the original film's plot have been streamlined, and the new ground being broken, (Self-Doubt, Conquering your fears, Sexual Identity) fit in seamlessly, giving this film a more robust feel, similar to that of Chunky Soup. Emilio Estevez (In his star-making role) plays coach Bombay with a smoldering fury that makes it very clear that he is Martin Sheen's favorite son. The rest of the cast is equally brilliant, especially the ducks themselves, whose performances are so real, you cant help believing that they are truly kids. The direction is bold yet beautiful, and instantly recalls that of the early german surrealists. The electronic score by Goblin is eerily effective in creating suspense in both the game and locker room scenes, and lets the viewer know that this isnt a game anymore, and that national pride is on the line. A masterpiece of baroque visuals and dry wit, D2 is a most worthy rental upon your next excursion to the video store.


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