MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 941 this week

Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)

TV Movie  |  PG  |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  4 May 2013 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 482 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2579 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 702 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (TV Movie 2013)

Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (TV Movie 2013) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lessons (2012)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

During one late night, a couple comes across someone who will change their lives forever.

Director: Buddy Chambers
Stars: Elizabeth Colunga, J.D. Driskill, Santio East
London Hood (2014)
Short | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Journalist Anna Banbury is pulling together a feature on life after sport and her researcher has handed her an interesting mix of highly paid and low paid athletes to explore. One of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Cronin
Stars: Cengiz Dervis, Dan Richardson, Kate Braithwaite
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A distraught man, whose fiancé passed away, discovers a female self-proclaimed time traveler in the desert.

Director: Jonathan Salemi
Stars: Ceri Bethan, Carl Ciarfalio, Alycia Grant
Nowhere Safe (TV Movie 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After two girls cruelly impersonate her online in a "reverse cyber bullying" plot, Ashley's reputation is ruined and she and her mother flee a growing threat to their lives. Starting over ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Brough
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Jamie Kennedy, Danielle Chuchran
Retail (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

An unlikely group of individuals collide with a single goal: sell - well, sort of. Carrying their own baggage and personal lives, a shift at Eyeglass World Wide is more like a wacky therapy session for its dynamic employees.

Stars: Derrick Redford, Kevin L. Walker, Donnabella Mortel
Macabre Theatre (2002–2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Adult humor. See old cult, campy and some classic horror films every week with skits by "Ivonna Cadaver" and Butch Patrick in spooky locations. Also Goth Trivia, Ivonna's Music Dungeon List... See full summary »

Stars: Natalie Popovich, Butch Patrick, Phil Nichols
Cut! (2014)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair ... See full summary »

Director: David Rountree
Stars: Sam Scarber, Dahlia Salem, David Banks
Dark Souls (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A revengeful father embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.

Directors: César Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul
Stars: Morten Rudå, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Ida Elise Broch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: Douglas Olsson, Brandon Denton, Heather J. Ryan
The Fight Life (Video 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A documentary on professional boxers competing in California, Colorado and Florida.

Director: Richard Poche
Stars: Librado Andrade, Julio Gonzalez, Art Medina
Coffin (2011)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jack Samms' evening started normal enough. But then the mysterious masked stranger, known as Trick, pays him a visit. Within minutes, Jack is faced with a ticking clock after Trick reveals ... See full summary »

Directors: Kipp Tribble, Derik Wingo
Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Bruce Davison, Patrick Barnitt
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Director: Shawn Hoffman
Stars: Shawn Hoffman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Colleen Howe
Martin Cummins ...
Bill Dineen
...
Marty Howe
...
Mark Howe
...
Cathy Howe
...
Mary James
Andrew Kavadas ...
Doug Harvey
...
Smoky McLeod
...
Bobby Hull
...
NHL Lawyer
Graham Mayes ...
Murray Howe
Paul Magel ...
Ted Taylor
Karl Thordarson ...
Jack Stanfield
Brad Turner ...
John Schella
Edit

Storyline

The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rough hockey action, mild language, thematic elements and smoking

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Man For All Seasons and a Legendary Hockey Hero
1 November 2013 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

A person would need to be born before 1950 or 1960 to truly appreciate what Gordie Howe meant to professional ice hockey in North America. More importantly all the professional hockey players who succeeded Gordie Howe in the National Hockey League (NHL) through the past four decades need to bestow credit and praise on Gordie Howe for raising awareness between the disparity between what the NHL owners were raking in in profits, and how NHL players salaries climbed after Gordie Howe un-retired from the NHL and signed with the WHA Houston Aeros. Due to Gordie Howe's and Mrs. Howe's endless loyalty to the management of the Detroit Red Wings, this biography depicts how the executives running the NHL believed they controlled what players would be making in salary and bonuses 'til death made them part. However, when the World Hockey Association (WHA) was trying to establish itself as the "other league", the NHL did not consider the WHA to be a serious threat to their monopoly because the two biggest hockey stars were playing for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Black Hawks.

The two biggest names in the NHL in the 1960's and early 1970's were Gordie Howe (played extremely well by Michael Shanks) who held most of the NHL's prestigious scoring records, and the younger Bobby Hull (played by Lochlyn Munro) whose physical attributes reminded many of Hercules, and Bobby had a booming slap shot with the scoring touch. Mr. Hockey provides some good historical detail about the younger Bobby Hull's exodus to the WHA for an unheard of (for the time) one million dollars per year. Bobby signed with the WHA shortly after, the old guy, Gordie Howe retired from the Detroit Red Wings and took a job in their front office. The movie depicts how much Gordie was missing the on ice action and was enticed back in to professional hockey by the WHA as part of a three man deal Mrs. Colleen Howe arranged with the newly formed Houston Aeros, which allowed the biggest name in hockey, Mr. Hockey himself, get to play professional hockey with his two skilled sons Mark and Marty Howe.

In my view, any true hockey fan has to see this movie as a tribute not only to Gordie Howe, but to the entire Howe family whose legacy is hockey itself. This movie gives us all some insight in to the close knit Howe family ran by mom Colleen, played well by Kathleen Robertson, their daughter Cathy Howe, played by Emma Grabinsky, and Gordie and Colleen's two sons, Mark played by Andrew Herr and Marty played by Dylan Playfair.

On a personal note, I had the opportunity of a life time to meet with Mr. Howe during a stopover in a Boston airport late one evening. I approached him very gingerly as he sat alone. I respected his right to privacy, and he appeared to be suffering from a bit of jet lag. Mr. Howe could not have been nicer to me, he insisted I sit down and converse with him. We talked for a good 10 to 15 minutes. He asked if I had any children and if I would like his autograph for my boys. I told him I did not want to bother him, but instead he asked what their names were and he wrote a special something for each of my sons.

Mr. Hockey portrays Gordie Howe as a father first, a hockey legend, a six time winner of the Art Ross trophy winner, a sports celebrity who always gave his autograph freely.....but put skates on this man and a hockey stick in his hand and look out for "Old Elbows"!!!!

All hockey fans should see this Made For TV Movie, which is a deserved tribute to the single most important man in professional hockey both for his scoring prowess and his longevity. Gordie Howe played at the highest level of the game well in to his 50's, he truly is an amazing man our Mr. Hockey, and because of the class act Gordie Howe has been for his entire life this film deserves nothing less than a perfect 10/10, just as Gordie Howe has always been a perfect 10. Thanks for so many great memories Mr. Hockey!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent Movie, but not_me
W H A uniforms mm-39
Discuss Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?