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Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)

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

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Colleen Howe
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Bill Dineen
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Marty Howe
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Mark Howe
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Cathy Howe
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Mary James
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Doug Harvey
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Smoky McLeod
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Bobby Hull
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NHL Lawyer
Graham Mayes ...
Murray Howe
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Ted Taylor
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Jack Stanfield
Brad Turner ...
John Schella
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The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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In the beginning of the film during Gordie Howe's retirement ceremony we see Howe's number raised to the rafters of Olympia Stadium. This raising shows the banners of Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel. While both players played along side Howe their numbers were not retired until 1991 and 1995 respectively. At the time of Howe's ceremony the only other retired number was Larry Aurie's #6 (an honor that would later be stripped from Aurie by current Wings owner Mike Ilitch) See more »

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Spirit In The Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Published by Great Honesty Music Inc.
Courtesy of TransTone Music
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A movie for all hockey fans
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gordie Howe was a simple, quite man off the ice but on it, he is a force to be reckoned with. Nicknamed "elbows" due to his frequent use of them to other player's faces, he became "Mr. Hockey" by scoring 786 goals in his NHL career. After retiring from the Detroit Red Wings and taking a job in the head office, he decides to join the new World Hockey Association when a former teammate lands a job coaching the Houston Aeroes and drafts Gordie's 2 sons who are too young to play in the NHL. This is a great story of his rise to the top of the new league and also shows how gentile, yet firm, he is raising his own family. Respect for others, dignity and perseverance are all positive themes shown throughout this film. If you love the game or know someone who plays Hockey on any level, you will appreciate this great story based upon the real life of Gordie Howe.


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