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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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Bailey Pruitt
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'Skank' Marden
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Stevie Weeks
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Connor Banks
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Leroy Peltier ...
Ben Winetka
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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

If you look closely at the crowd after a goal is scored in the third period, a large yellow sign can be seen held by character Sarah Heinz that reads "Hey Skank, I'm Pregnant!" She is the same character who knocked Skank out with a shovel for making disparaging remarks about her in the locker room after their sexual encounter. 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 The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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Star Spangled Banner
Performed by Little Richard
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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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