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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  4 October 1996 (USA)
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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.



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In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team... Written by Steve Richer <>

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No Fear. No Limits. No Brakes. Just Ducks.

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

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Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campeões Imparáveis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,170,358 (USA) (4 October 1996)


$22,936,273 (USA) (31 January 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Average movie
6 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over all, this is an average movie. Here are the negative parts of the film. What was the point in putting Emilio Estevez's name on the front cover of the movie box if he is only in about three scenes of the movie? In the first place he should of been their coach through the series. This movie also had a lack of hockey. How realistic is it to come back from 9-0 in one period of hockey? Disney you need to give me a break. Here is also something unrealistic. Don't you think the ducks would be the varsity team? In D2 they went to the junior good will games and played on team USA. They should be able to easily beat the real varsity team. Like Adam Banks said in D2 they were good enough to play against the world. Coach Orion was annoying too. Bad mistake for Bombay to leave. Like I was saying before the movie had a lack of hockey. Throughout the movie you only see them play three games. Here are the positive things to say. The pranks were funny. I especially liked the one with horse turd. Over all I give this movie ** of ****.

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