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Mystery, Alaska (1999)

 -  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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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

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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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Trivia

This movie was originally going to be filmed in Rossland, British Columbia - the future location of Miracle (2004) - and was going to be known as "Face Off." Eventually they decided to use Canmore, Alberta, and went with the current name. See more »

Goofs

At the end, the two players from Mystery are drafted by the Rangers and are being sent to the AHL's Binghamton (NY) team. While currently Binghamton is the Ottawa Senators farm team, the team was the farm team of the NY Rangers from 1990-1997. When the film was shot (1999), there was no team playing in Binghamton. See more »

Quotes

'Birdie' Burns: [to the doctor as Stevie is recovering in the locker room after being knocked out on the ice] How's he doing?
Dr. Henry Savage: Well, he's a little happy.
[Stevie tries to stand up and wobbles]
Dr. Henry Savage: No, no, easy son!
Stevie Weeks: [Dazed] I'm okay.
[to Birdie]
Stevie Weeks: Birdie. I'm sorry. I didn't even get the condom on. It was 'cause of your sister's breasts. They're perky!
'Birdie' Burns: [Punches Stevie in the face]
Dr. Henry Savage: [sighs] Well, he's out again.
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References Scream 2 (1997) See more »

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(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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A pleasant combination of Bad News Bears meets Varsity Blues.
2 August 2000 | by (Fresno, CA) – See all my reviews

The preview for this movie does not give the audience enough of an idea of how well this movie actually plays out. Russell Crowe is not just an ill-mannered detective from Los Angeles, or a Gladiator from ancient Rome; no, in Mystery, Alaska, he showed that he indeed has a nurturing, almost lovable side to him. Mystery is a small, quiet town located smack dab in the middle of Alaska. It is a town where hockey is the most important thing in their lives. There are special "Saturday Games" where the town's Mayor, and two other board members select a few townsfolk to play against each other for the enjoyment of the other townspeople. When an article about this town and their hockey playing is published in Sports Illustrated, The NHL decides that the N.Y. Rangers would play an exhibition game in Mystery, Alaska for a little publicity.

Throughout this movie, the people of Mystery band together and eventually play their game against the Rangers.... This movie is well worth the $3.79 to rent, if you weren't one of the lucky ones to see it in the theater. As much as I enjoyed this movie, there was one scene which was a little reminiscent of Varsity Blues. The acting is wonderful, and I think that everyone that gives this movie a chance will appreciate the great story.


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