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Original Air Date:
13 September 2009 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Peter Berg's documentary on Wayne Gretzky, his decision to leave Edmonton for Los Angeles, and that decision's effects on hockey and its fans. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

Peter Berg ... Himself
Walter Gretzky ... Himself

Wayne Gretzky ... Himself
Jim Hill ... Himself (archive sound)

Janet Jones ... Herself (as Janet Jones Gretzky)
Jim Matheson ... Himself
Bruce McNall ... Himself
Marty McSorley ... Himself
Bob Miller ... Himself
Gord Miller ... Himself (archive footage)
Rod Phillips ... Himself
Peter Pocklington ... Himself

Luc Robitaille ... Himself
Glen Sather ... Himself

Pierce Brosnan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Candy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Coffey ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Costner ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Billy Crystal ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Danza ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael J. Fox ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Grant Fuhr ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Phyllis Gretzky ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Hanks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Goldie Hawn ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charlie Huddy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kate Hudson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Timothy Hutton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Magic Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jari Kurri ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kevin Lowe ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ron MacLean ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mark Messier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andy Moog ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Roy Orbison ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kurt Russell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Esa Tikkanen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Berg 
Produced by
Peter Berg .... executive producer
Keith Clinkscales .... executive producer
Chris Connelly .... consulting producer
John Dahl .... executive producer
Deirdre Fenton .... associate producer
Eric M. Johnson .... coordinating producer
Jonathan Koch .... executive producer
Joan Lynch .... executive producer
Steven Michaels .... executive producer
Alex Piper .... producer
Tiffany Reis .... coordinating producer
Connor Schell .... executive producer
Bill Simmons .... executive producer
Bill Simons .... executive producer
John Skipper .... executive producer
Shelley Storm .... coordinating producer
Michael Tollin .... consulting producer
Mitch Wright .... producer
Original Music by
David Arkenstone (music by)
Joel Beckerman 
Cinematography by
Scott Duncan 
Film Editing by
Todd Crites 
Production Management
Emily Taggart .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Josh Atkins .... audio
Seth Gilbert .... audio
Andy J. McQueen .... audio
Igal Petel .... audio
Raj Ramtej .... audio
Lee Walker .... audio mixer
Visual Effects by
Jeremy Renteria .... compositor: Entity FX
Camera and Electrical Department
John Busch .... key grip
Mike Carrol .... camera operator
Jay Eckardt .... camera assist
Tyler Gillett .... camera operator
Steve Harrell .... camera operator
George Harrold .... camera operator
Owen Holland .... best boy
Curt A. Jentsch .... gaffer
Dennis Lee .... key grip
Abraham Martinez .... camera assist
Robert Novellino .... key grip
Marcus Ray .... key grip
Adam Tash .... camera operator
Drew Thomas .... camera operator
Glen Landry .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jessica Caggiano .... on-line editor
Gabriel Gianola .... assistant editor (as Gabe Gianola)
Jon Kelble .... on-line editor
Chris Morey .... assistant editor
Laura Mulligan .... assistant editor
Elizabeth Praino .... assistant editor
Other crew
Todd Crites .... sound: designer
Cari Davine .... vp of business affairs
Benjamin Fertig .... additional production support
Scott James .... production coordinator
Eric M. Johnson .... executive in charge
Jon Kelble .... post production supervisor

Series Crew
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Directed by
Reggie Rock Bythewood (2009-2010)
Bill Couturié (2009-2010)
Jonathan Hock (2009-2010)
Steve James (2009-2010)
Lucas Jansen (2009-2010)
Adam Kurland (2009-2010)
Brett Morgen (2009-2010)
Ron Shelton (2009-2010)
Jeff Zimbalist (2009-2010)
Production CompaniesDistributors

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Nice Start to the Series, 4 November 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

30 at 30: King's Ransom (2009)

*** (out of 4)

The first film in ESPN's series has director Peter Berg taking a look at the 1988 trade that sent Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. This trade is considered to be the biggest in sports history as the Edmonton owner got around $15 million in cash and sent the entire face of hockey packing bags, which causes him countless death threats from the people in Edmonton. The documentary takes a look at both sides of the trade and shows what impact it had on the cities moving forward. Gretzky is in the film and gives his thoughts and feelings on the trade years after it all went down and it's interesting to hear him say he wouldn't change a thing considering he wouldn't win another Stanley Cut but the team he left would win another two years after the trade. No one will ever question the greatness of Gretzky but I do wonder if he's telling the truth here when he said he wouldn't do anything over. The two owners are also interviewed and you can't help but understand why the trade was done even though fans are still going to cry foul. Berg does a very nice job at getting all the details out there and this includes new interviews as well as the original news conference as well as other footage from various stations covering the event.

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