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
Mike Myers's character Donnie Shulzhoffer seems to have the same mannerisms and sayings as Canadian hockey commentator, hero and all-around legend Don Cherry. See more »
When the female news reporter (Janice Pettiboe) arrives at town hall and gets out of her car, she talks to Chuck and the mayor (both of whom also speak), but she is the only one whose breath can be seen due to the cold. See more »
[Trying to get Tree to hit him]
"You look like the back end of a moose! Sasquatch!"
[Finally gets annoyed and hits John Biebe, knocking him flat on his back]
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I had no idea at the time that I would enjoy a movie about hockey, and I was right, because this movie had nothing really to do with hockey.It's a great character based movie about a small town that makes it big and the reason the town makes it big is because of it's people. It's a great rocky type movie that makes you root for a small town and it's wonderful characters. Russell Crowe is excellent as well as the entire cast and a great turn by Burt Reynolds as the town judge and coach. This is a very well crafted, witty , warm and realistic and just a charming movie overall. Don't let the hockey fool you, this is a movie about people and a quite enjoyable movie I may add.
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