In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »
James Van Der Beek,
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
Burt Reynolds' character name Walter Burns is the same as the editor of Cary Grant's character in 'His Girl Friday'. Reynolds starred in 'Switching Channels', a remake of 'His Girl Friday', as the character originally played by Grant, named Walter Burns. See more »
At the end of the movie in the credits the year is MCMXCVIX, an impossible combination of Roman numerals (it should read "MCMXCIX"). See more »
I was drawn to this movie because I love hockey and Russell Crowe. Both are seen to good advantage in this sweet movie. I thought it dragged in parts and some of the drama is forced, but overall it was a enjoyable movie and I had a good time watching it. It has a terrific cast - any movie with Chaykin, Meaney, Ivey and Davidovitch as your supporting cast has a lot going for it right there.
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