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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:
Casey Conway
Fulton Reed (as Elden Ryan Ratliff)
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 USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,936,273, 2 February 1997
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When Coach Orion posts the positions, Russ makes a comment about being placed on 3rd line, regarding it being a major dis (insult). He isn't wrong in saying so since at this point the Ducks only have 12 players (2 of which being goalies) and Russ being one of the two remaining defense-men on the team, the other being Fulton. See more »


At the end of the movie, Dwayne Robertson says, "Hey, look what Bombay did," but his lips don't move. See more »


Adam Banks: [after Adam crashes into Charlie and they crash into the net; the two of them start fighting] Yeah, nice takedown. You'd be in the box.
Charlie Conway: Go cry to your rich parents!
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8 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure exactly why so many people think of the Mighty Ducks movies as silly and pointless. I was never good at sports, but I have always believed that, with proper coaching, any sport could teach children and teenagers about life. The third installment of this series, directed more toward teenagers than anyone else, really shows how teamwork and positive thinking can overcome obstacles and help them grow. I have seen D3 many times and yet as I recently bought the DVD and watched it again, I couldn't help but cheer for the Ducks.

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