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Mystery, Alaska (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  1 October 1999 (USA)
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This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event

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Bailey Pruitt
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'Skank' Marden
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Stevie Weeks
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Connor Banks
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Storyline

When Mystery, Alaska's amateur hockey team accepts a challenge to play against the New York Rangers, the entire population must put their petty differences aside and pull together as their small town becomes the center of a nationally televised event. Written by Ranger Mode

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Taglines:

A Small Town on the Outskirts of Greatness

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's Hockey Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,102,191 (USA) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

$8,888,143 (USA) (24 December 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is loosely based on the 1905 Stanley Cup game between the Dawson City Nuggets and the Ottawa Senators. See more »

Goofs

When Bailey dies in New York, it's winter in Mystery, Alaska, yet when his body is returned to Mystery, he's buried right away. This is generally impossible, as the ground is frozen solid and hard as concrete, and those that are die in Alaska during the winter are interred after the thaw. Sometimes that means up to 7 months between death and burial. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Walsh is shot]
John Biebe: You okay?
Mr. Walsh: No, I'm not okay! Do I look okay? The fucker shot me! What the fuck-ass fuck of a bum-fuck shithole town is this? I make a business call. I give him my card. And the hick-ass fucker shoots my foot off! Cock-fucking shit!
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References Scream 2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wanna Drive the) Zamboni
Written by Martin Zellar
Performed by Gear Daddies
Courtesy of 'Polydor Records [us]'
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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This Story Should Have Been a Book
26 June 2000 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It, as others have said, had great heart. The many important subplots of the film were played out very convincingly by a fine group of actors. But the issues and how they came to be were only skimmed over leaving you wanting to delve further - know more. The fairly realistic ending would have had a much bigger impact if we could have felt closer to the characters. This great little story could have really hit the spot with a closer look via a good long book.


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