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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fulton Reed (as Elden Ryan Ratliff)
Vincent Larusso ...
Adam Banks (as Vincent A. Larusso)
Christopher Orr ...


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 <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss, Matt Doherty, Garette Ratliff Henson, Marguerite Moreau, and Vincent Larusso are the only actors to appear in all three Mighty Ducks movies. Steven Brill, the writer of the film series also makes appearances in all three films. In the first film, he played Bombay's rival lawyer Frank Huddy. In the second film, he plays a party guest who talks to Coach Bombay about fellow sport coach Pat Riley. In this film, he plays the game attendant at the Mall of America who talks to Charlie and Fulton about playing hooky. See more »


When we see Portman perform his strip tease in the penalty box, the tattoo he had on his right bicep is gone. See more »


Coach Orion: [in reference to Bombay] He IS good.
Charlie Conway: Just getting started.
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This "Duck" drowns
18 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

D3:THE MIGHTY DUCKS is the follow-up to the original MIGHTY DUCKS, and its sequel, D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS. Although it is not as good as the others, it is enjoyable at times, and has a very good storyline. It has all of Ducks attending college at Eden Hall University, where they are considered worthless scrubs. In order to prove themselves, they need to beat the Eden Hall varsity squad. The reason this movie is lacking is because Emilio Estevez, the standout star of the previous 2 movies, disappears 5 minutes into the movie, and does not even make another appearance until the end. Another reason is because some fan-favorites from the first two did not make it to the third, including the Hall brothers, Jesse and Terry, Peter, and Karp. Although the movie recieves a huge lift when Dean Portman returns to the squad and helps them win the game against the varsity team, it does not have the same feeling of a camaraderie as the first two. This could have been a great movie, if certain changes were made. It is still an enjoyable family movie.

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