In 1972, a historical ice hockey game tournament is arranged where the cream of Canada's professional stars of the National Hockey League would play against the best of the Soviet Union's. Although Canada and the USSR have faced off repeatedly on the amateur level before, most of Canada is smugly convinced that the Soviets will be no match for the pros. However, that assumption is forcefully shot down when Team Canada is soundly trounced in the first game by the skilled Soviet Union team. What follows is a bitter struggle as Team Canada fights to recover in a series that would change Canadian hockey's self-image and history forever. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Actor Walter Learning, known for his shock of silver hair, had his head shaved daily to emulate the bald pate of Hockey Hall of fame founder Charlie Hay. See more »
[speaking into tape recorder]
All this extremism, all this public flogging. It's like a... spasm of self-loathing. It's as if the fragile Canadian ego can't accept the fact that... we might not be the only people in the world who are any good at hockey.
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The Best Hockey Ever Played...In All Of Hockey's History
This was on TV twice, both times I missed it. Luckily, my dad and brother were there watching it, without missing a minute. It was then that we knew this would be one of those movies that was calling our name to be in our DVD collection. This movie was extremely close to the real thing, from what I've heard from my knowlegdable dad and seen from real life footage. I guess anyone who was actually watching the series in '72 would know I mean, better than I do. Anyways, the acting was breathtaking, the sets were amazing, everything was just great. The atmosphere was believable and intense. Unforetunately, I wasn't alive in 1972 to see the real thing. Lucky for me, this movie came into being. It's the next best thing. If you're Canadian, be proud.
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