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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Mark A. Owen ...
 John Ferguson (2 episodes, 2006)
Sonia Laplante ...
 Gabrielle Fournier (2 episodes, 2006)
David Berni ...
 Phil Esposito (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Ken Dryden (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Vic Hadfield (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Rod Gilbert (2 episodes, 2006)
Louis Philippe Dandenault ...
 Yvan Cournoyer (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Frank Mahovlich (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Gary Bergman (2 episodes, 2006)
David Alexander Miller ...
 Paul Henderson (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Wayne Cashman (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Peter Mahovlich (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Bobby Clarke (2 episodes, 2006)
Marc Savard ...
 Serge Savard (2 episodes, 2006)
Jason Thibodeau ...
 Jean-Paul Parise (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Brydges ...
 Bill Goldsworthy (2 episodes, 2006)
Yuriy Sobeshchakov ...
 Vsevolod Gresko (2 episodes, 2006)
Leo Vernik ...
 Vladislav Tretiak (2 episodes, 2006)
Joel Cousins ...
 Valeri Kharlamov (2 episodes, 2006)
Sergei Nikolich ...
 Chemyshev (2 episodes, 2006)
Glen Gray ...
 Vyacheslav Starshinov (2 episodes, 2006)
Albert Bondarenko ...
 Yuri Liapkin (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Joe Kryczka (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Tretiak - on ice (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Anatoly Tarasov (2 episodes, 2006)
Tony Quinn ...
 Dick Beddoes (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Bockstael ...
 Stuart Gibbons (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Kompalla (2 episodes, 2006)
Maxim Atanassov ...
 Russian Translator (2 episodes, 2006)
Linda Brooks ...
 Lynda Dryden (2 episodes, 2006)
McKenzi Scott ...
 Arlene Hadfield (2 episodes, 2006)
Micha Fardy ...
 Jane Bergman (2 episodes, 2006)
Alina Mikholouk ...
 Anna Kharlomov (2 episodes, 2006)
Ilkay Silk ...
 Ambassador Meagher (2 episodes, 2006)
Sheldon Garland ...
 Toronto Reporter #1 (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Don Short (Boston Reporter) (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Taxi Driver (2 episodes, 2006)
Marshall Button ...
 Canadian Scout (2 episodes, 2006)
Tim Turnell ...
 Sports Commentator (2 episodes, 2006)
Malcolm MacRury ...
 Toronto Reporter #2 (2 episodes, 2006)
Douglas Bell ...
 Boston Reporter #2 (2 episodes, 2006)
Wally MacKinnon ...
 Team Doctor (2 episodes, 2006)
Chisholm Pothier ...
 Radio Reporter (2 episodes, 2006)
Andrea Roy ...
 Rod Gilbert's Brother (2 episodes, 2006)
Tania Rudolph ...
 Swedish Nurse (2 episodes, 2006)
Christian Soucy ...
 Canadian Fan with Horn (2 episodes, 2006)
Kim Dunn ...
 Game Six Journalist (2 episodes, 2006)
Misha Nosachenko ...
 Russian Boy (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Alan Eagleson (2 episodes, 2006)
Walter Learning ...
 Charlie Hay (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Russian Soldier (2 episodes, 2006)
Jamie Reid ...
 Esposito heckler (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Harry Sinden (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
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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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Director TW Peacock plays number four on the Russia team. See more »

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Harry Sinden: [at press confrence] Look, you know what the real shame of all this is? The world is witnessing the greatest hockey series ever played, and we're here talking about two incompetent referees. Why aren't we talking about the great game Kenny Dryden had? Or the inspirational leadership of Phil Esposito? Or Serge Savard, playing on a broken ankle. Or guys like Bergman, Henderson, Clarke, Parise. Playing their hearts out. Guys no one thought even belonged on the team! Here we are, talking about two ...
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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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