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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Steven Brill (characters), Kenneth Johnson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Gordon Bombay
Jeffrey Nordling ... Coach Ted Orion
David Selby ... Dean Buckley
Heidi Kling ... Casey Conway
Joshua Jackson ... Charlie Conway
Joss Ackland ... Hans
Elden Henson ... Fulton Reed (as Elden Ryan Ratliff)
Shaun Weiss ... Greg "Goldie" Goldberg
Vincent LaRusso ... Adam Banks (as Vincent A. Larusso)
Matt Doherty ... Lester Averman
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Guy Germaine
Marguerite Moreau ... Connie Moreau
Michael Cudlitz ... Cole
Christopher Orr Christopher Orr ... Rick
Aaron Lohr ... Dean Portman
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Storyline

In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No Fear. No Limits. No Brakes. Just Ducks.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some hockey rough-housing and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campeões Imparáveis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,936,273, 2 February 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name "Eden Hall Academy" is an amalgamation of the Twin Cities suburb of Eden Prairie and private schools Cretin-Derham Hall and Saint Thomas Academy. In addition, Eden Hall's commitment to excellence in varsity hockey may or may not be modeled after Shattuck-St. Mary's, a boarding school in Faribault, MN, that has taught the likes of NHL stars Jonathan Toews, Zack Parise, and Sidney Crosby. See more »

Goofs

Julie's helmet as the Ducks are paying homage to Hans. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Bombay: [while walking down the hall with Charlie, he leads him to a trophy cabinet and motions to a picture of himself] Check this out. Look at that hair. I look like Greg Brady.
[he and Charlie chuckle]
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Referenced in Two and a Half Men: West Side Story (2014) See more »

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Original Mighty Ducks Theme
Composed by David Newman
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User Reviews

This "Duck" drowns
18 June 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

D3:THE MIGHTY DUCKS is the follow-up to the original MIGHTY DUCKS, and its sequel, D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS. Although it is not as good as the others, it is enjoyable at times, and has a very good storyline. It has all of Ducks attending college at Eden Hall University, where they are considered worthless scrubs. In order to prove themselves, they need to beat the Eden Hall varsity squad. The reason this movie is lacking is because Emilio Estevez, the standout star of the previous 2 movies, disappears 5 minutes into the movie, and does not even make another appearance until the end. Another reason is because some fan-favorites from the first two did not make it to the third, including the Hall brothers, Jesse and Terry, Peter, and Karp. Although the movie recieves a huge lift when Dean Portman returns to the squad and helps them win the game against the varsity team, it does not have the same feeling of a camaraderie as the first two. This could have been a great movie, if certain changes were made. It is still an enjoyable family movie.


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