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A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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12 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Roy Dupuis ... Maurice Richard

Stephen McHattie ... Dick Irvin

Julie LeBreton ... Lucille Richard (as Julie Le Breton)

Philip Craig ... Tommy Gorman
Patrice Robitaille ... Émile 'Butch' Bouchard

Michel Barrette ... M. Norchet
Diane Lavallée ... Alice Norchet

Tony Calabretta ... Frank Selke
François Langlois-Vallières ... Maurice Richard à 16 ans
Pierre-François Legendre ... Georges Norchet
Mario Jean ... Paul Stuart
Robert Brouillette ... Partisan fanatique
Benoît Girard ... Paul St-Georges
Normand Chouinard ... Michel Normandin
Paul Doucet ... Camil Desroches

Randy Thomas ... Hector 'Toe' Blake
Mike Ricci ... Elmer Lach
Vincent Lecavalier ... Jean Beliveau
Stéphane Quintal ... Dollard St-Laurent

Sean Avery ... Bob Dill
Ian Laperrière ... Bernard 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion

Rémy Girard ... Tony Bergeron
René Gagnon ... Sénateur Donat Raymond
Amélie Richer ... Lucille Norchet 13 ans
Maxime Veilleux ... Georges Norchet 17 ans
Luc Proulx ... Rolland Léveillée

Serge Houde ... Connie Smythe
Patrick Bernier ... Doug Harvey

Sebastien Roberts ... Bob Fillion (as Sébastien Roberts)
Alain Boucher ... Partisan frondeur
David-Olivier Gélinas ... Dickie Moore
Gilles Marsolais ... Policier Boston
Jean-François Paré ... Philippe Harvey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry Day ... Policier Boston

Tedd Dillon ... Clarence Campbell
André-Sébastien Dorion ... Arbitre New York
Pascal Dupuis ... Milt Schmidt
Alain Gauthier ... Harmon
Greg Goyer ... Toronto goaltender
Terry Haig ... Dr. Walter McKay

Tyler Hall ... Murph Chamberlain

Albert Kwan ... Plongeur chinois

Gerardo Lo Dico ... Policier Forum

John Maclaren ... Journaliste anglophone
Mathieu Morin ... Juge de ligne Boston
Steve Petitpas ... Juge de ligne New York

Howard Rosenstein ... Ken Reardon
Philippe Sauvé ... Gardien Jim Henry

Mylène St-Sauveur ... Irma Daigle
Marc Tanguay ... Referee
Allen Zarnett ... Homme de bras

Rick Bramucci ... Garde du corps (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Binamé 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Scott 

Produced by
Daniel Louis .... producer
Denise Robert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Cusson 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Gill 
 
Film Editing by
Michel Arcand 
 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
 
Production Design by
Michel Proulx 
 
Art Direction by
Marc Ricard 
 
Set Decoration by
Manon Lemay 
Ginette Paré 
 
Costume Design by
Francesca Chamberland 
 
Makeup Department
Lizane La Salle .... assistant makeup artist
Anne-Marie Lanza .... hair stylist
Martin Lapointe .... key hair stylist
Adrien Morot .... makeup effects supervisor
Diane Simard .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hélène Grimard .... production manager
Stéphane Jacques .... unit manager
George Jardon .... post-production supervisor
Christian Ménard .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Barrilliet .... third assistant director
Johanne Boudreau .... second assistant director
Simon Dugas .... third assistant director
Marc Larose .... first assistant director
Emilie Malo .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Charles-André Bertrand .... property master
Marie Cailhier-Chartrand .... assistant prop buyer
Fabrice Callegher .... property master
Marie-Soleil Dénommé .... assistant property master
Nicolas Godbout .... assistant property master
Denis Guimond .... carpenter
Marie-Claude L'Heureux .... art department coordinator
Francis Morin .... assistant set decorator
Andrew Semple .... special props builder
Lucie Tremblay .... draftswoman
Lucie Tremblay .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Claude Beaugrand .... sound designer
Luc Boudrias .... re-recording mixer
Olivier Calvert .... sound effects editor
Natalie Fleurant .... supervising adr editor
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... re-recording mixer
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound recordist
Marc Hazanavicius .... boom operator
Patrick Lalonde .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Normand Gobeille .... special effects technician
Guylaine Gosselin .... special effects assistant
Guillaume Murray .... special effects coordinator
Christian Rivest .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Marc Bourbonnais .... 3D lead technical director: Hybride
Xavier Bourque .... digital compositor: Hybride
Caroline Brien .... digital compositor: Hybride
Matthieu Chatelier .... digital compositor
Anouk Deveault-Moreau .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Jean-Francois Houde .... post production assistant: Hybride
Jocelyn Maher .... digital compositor
Richard Martin .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Christian Morin .... digital compositor
Jonathan Paquin .... digital artist
Steve Pelchat .... digital artist: Hybride
Sean Stranks .... digital compositor: Hybride
 
Stunts
Mike Chute .... stunts
Jere Gillis .... stunts
Tyler Hall .... stunt actor
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt coordinator (as Stephane Lefebvre)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ann Berrie .... second assistant camera
Marc Bonin .... electrical best boy
Frédéric Chamberland .... focus puller
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... rigging best boy electric
Pascal Courchesne .... grip
Jean-François Dubé .... rigging grip
Bertrand Dupuis .... key grip
Pierre Dury .... still photographer
Joel Gariépy .... grip
Eric Godbout .... assistant camera
René Guillard .... gaffer
Pierric Jouvante .... rigging gaffer
Jacques Levesque .... electrician
Alfonso Maiorana .... camera operator: "c" camera
Colin Noel .... key rigging grip
François Perrier .... Steadicam operator
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Carole Dionne .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Hélène Bourget .... digital intermediate technician
Denis Chouinard .... post-production apprentice
Marc Lussier .... digital intermediate colorist
Arthur Montreuil .... film color timer
 
Location Management
Kim De Pietro .... location manager
Tara Markus .... assistant location manager
Corine Trudel .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
François Arbour .... music recordist
François Arbour .... score mixer
Kim Gaboury .... composer: additional music (as Akido)
Martin Laniel .... music editor
 
Other crew
Salma Ayache .... transcription dialogues
Maggy Belzile .... assistant production accountant
Ariane Benmergui .... production secretary
The Godding Brothers .... production assistant
Sofie Handfield .... production coordinator
Martin Lacroix .... coordinator: hockey scenes
Sylvie Laurin .... production accountant
Mona Medawar .... script supervisor
Marjolaine Perron .... assistant production accountant
 

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Also Known As:
"Maurice Richard" - Canada (original title)
"The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for rough sports action including fighting, some bloody images, some language and historical smoking throughout
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124 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Roy Dupuis has played the part of Maurice Richard three times. First in'Heritage Minutes (1991)' - a series of short sixty-second films depicting events or characters from Canadian history- and later in 'Maurice Richard: Histoire d'un Canadien'See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the scene where N.Y. Rangers Bob Dill (Sean Avery), challenges the Rocket to a fight, a skater wearing headphones and a modern-looking black/orange/white hockey jersey labeled "Big Dog", briefly appears in the foreground of a shot where Dill makes his approach.See more »
Quotes:
Dick Irvin:I need players who hate to lose!
Hockey player:I hate to lose, Mr. Irvin.
Dick Irvin:No, you don't.
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Movie Connections:
Features The Sweater (1980)See more »

FAQ

Who was Maurice Richard?
What was the Richard Riot?
is it true the Montreal fans booed the star spangled banner the night of the richard riot?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Best Hockey Movie Made So Far, 15 April 2007
Author: animal_8_5 from Dundalk, Canada

I have been a hockey fan for almost 40 years and have collected almost every dramatic film ever made about the sport. But, I'd have to say that "The Rocket" is far and away, the best one ever made. The cinematography is stunning, the acting spellbinding and the story gripping. It tells the story of a simple and tortured man who drives himself to excel at the sport he loves. It leads him to become the reluctant hero of French-Canadian culture, self-perceived as being held back and oppressed by the anglophones.

Roy Dupuis, who portrayed Maurice in no less than two other cinematic projects, perfectly captures the fire and intensity of the man in a most fitting, if not THE crowning tribute, to the legend of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Biname goes to great lengths to duplicate the look and feel of the late-30s, on into the mid-50s and certainly captures the collective agony and anger of early-to-mid 20th century French Canada.

Julie LeBreton is beautiful and amazing as Richard's wife, Lucille. Notable also are the cameo appearances made by NHLers Sean Avery (Bob Dill), Vincent Lecavalier (Jean Beliveau); Mike Ricci (Elmer Lach), Ian Laperierre (Boom Boom Geoffrion) and Stephane Quintal (Dollard St. Laurent). What "Slap Shot" proved, "The Rocket" confirms. Pro hockey players are damn good actors!

I realize funding for this movie was brought up in the infamous "Sponsorship Scandal" that dissolved former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal government in 2006, but you can't fault it at any level. It was worth every cent used to make it and it will be hard for Canadian cinema to duplicate this level of quality ever again.

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