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Sticks and Stones (2008)

PG | | Family | TV Movie 1 January 2008
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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Neil Martin
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Jordan Martin
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Michael Carver
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Peter Carver
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Al Bouchard
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Diane Heany
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Anne Carver
Cameron Ansell ...
Dennis Heany
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Kyle Perkins
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Craig Perkins
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Alessandro Costantini ...
Zack Connelly
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Chris Carver
Luc Proulx ...
Mr. Houle
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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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Rated PG for some thematic material and language | See all certifications »
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1 January 2008 (Canada)  »

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CAD 3,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Staffer Dave Doyle of The Boston Globe wrote a 4/15/2004 article about the 2004 Friendship tournament in Fredericton and the preceding March, 2003, match in Montreal. The article mentions that Roger Shannon (cited in Crazy Credits) was a former RCMP officer, was working as a senior manager of the Fredericton 911 system, had coached hockey at many levels, and came up with the Friendship Tournament idea when he first heard of the Brockton team's March 2003 experience in Montreal. 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 »

Crazy Credits

"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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So cute...
14 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All in all...excellent...It was very true to the story...though I did not care for how "French" the actor who played Premier Bernard Lord played it...Bernard Lord is definitely French but, does not speak with that marked of an accent as was portrayed in the film...it was my only criticism, the actor certainly favored him in looks, though...it was kind of funny to see houses and streets that I recognize being shown as the "USA." My nephew is a goalie in one of the street hockey scenes. We watched this movie when it was shown on TV on Feb 1st, 2008. We may be a bit biased but, we think it shows the spirit of the youth of Fredericton and the innate goodness of the people here in our region.


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