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Canada Russia '72 (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History, Sport  |  9 April 2006 (Canada)
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CANADA RUSSIA '72 is shot in a fluid documentary style that effectively captures all the immediacy of the '72 hockey summit's intrigues.

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Alan Eagleson
Walter Learning ...
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Mark A. Owen ...
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Louis Philippe Dandenault ...
Yvan Cournoyer (as Louis-Philip Dandenault)
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Paul Henderson (as David Miller)
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Wayne Cashman
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Gord Downey auditioned for the role of Ken Dryden. In real life, Harry Sinden (coach of Team Canada) is Gord's godfather. Also, Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay, both famous for playing Bubbles and Julian on the hit Canadian TV show "Trailer Park Boys", auditioned for members of the team as well. See more »

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[watching the Soviets practice]
Peter Mahovlich: Hey, look guys. It's a game of Commie in the middle!
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The Best Hockey Ever Played...In All Of Hockey's History
9 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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