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Canada Russia '72 

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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Louis Philippe Dandenault ...
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David Alexander Miller ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 Kompalla 2 episodes, 2006
Maxim Atanassov ...
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 ...
Kim Dunn ...
Misha Nosachenko ...
 Russian Boy 2 episodes, 2006
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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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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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Alan Eagleson: Uh, listen. I just got a call from the Russians. There's some kind of mix up with the hotel rooms in Moscow. Something about being overbooked or something. So basically what it means is that there's uh, there's no rooms for your wives. Alright?
Phil Esposito: Ah, tell them to go screw themselves, Al! Come on!
Alan Eagleson: You know what, Phil? You know how much I'd love to tell those Commie bastards to go screw themselves, right?
Phil Esposito: Right.
Alan Eagleson: Okay. But it's not gonna do any good this time, okay? There are no rooms. You got it? ...
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Referenced in The 2016 Carleton Cup (2016) See more »

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The Best Hockey Ever Played...In All Of Hockey's History
9 October 2006 | by 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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