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Sticks and Stones (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Family  -  1 January 2008 (Canada)
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The Boxers from Brockton, MA and the Canadiens from Fredericton, NB are two teams at a 2003 Montréal junior hockey tournament. The Boxers almost didn't attend because of the rising global ... See full summary »

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Michael Carver
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Al Bouchard
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Diane Heany
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The Boxers from Brockton, MA and the Canadiens from Fredericton, NB are two teams at a 2003 Montréal junior hockey tournament. The Boxers almost didn't attend because of the rising global tensions due to the US initiated Iraq War. After arriving in Montréal, the Boxers wished they hadn't attended as they face anti-US sentiments time after time, some bordering on the potentially violent. This situation is especially troubling for the family of the Boxers' star forward Michael Carver, whose twenty year old brother Chris Carter gave up his own hockey life to enlist and is scheduled to head over to Iraq soon. One half of the Canadiens star first line, coach Neil Martin's twelve year old son Jordan Martin, doesn't like the treatment shown to the American team. Although distracted by his parent's crumbling marriage whose problems are due primarily to competing careers, Jordan decides to do his small but seemingly insurmountably problematic part in fixing the wrong that has been done. ... Written by Huggo

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Since a TV production must appeal to a large demographic group, it's teleplay differs from the history of the original March 2004 Friendship Tournament. A Pee Wee hockey production would appeal primarily to kids and families, so the principal instigator of the tournament was changed from a seasoned hockey dad/coach to a Pee Wee player, Jordy, who witnesses some of the Brockton team's humiliation himself. The time line to stage the tournament was shortened from one year to three months. Tension between Jordy's parents and a scheduling conflict with a hockey assessment camp were introduced. See more »

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(at around 45 mins) The New Brunswick license plate GAJ-314 has expiration tab "03 2008", whereas the picture is set in 2003. See more »

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"The events in this film are inspired by the real-life actions of hockey dads Brian Johnson and Roger Shannon who organized the Friendship Series that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2004. We thank them for their generosity in letting us tell this story." See more »

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What was done to those American Boys was wrong, my son's are Canadian-American's. They were born in Canada to a US father who we are all together as a happy family. We currently live in a Northern Ontario town who are 70% French and we didn't know this when we moved here. I have been called "American" many of times, and I'm a Canadian with no rights to the US. The way Quebec treated those American Boys and Adults is WRONG! I'm hurt by how even my family and I have been treated in the town we live in now. We lost $130,000 because of the French saying "If we are going to go to an American store we will go to the bigger one" and others who won't shop American. This movie is great for those to see what its like, to see what my family has gone through. I hope and pray no one else will ever go with we have but for those not to move where we are at either. 5 star movie!!!


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