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The Deadliest Season (1977)

Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

Tom King (story), Ernest Kinoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Gerry Miller
Kevin Conway ... George Graff
Meryl Streep ... Sharon Miller
Sully Boyar Sully Boyar ... Tom Feeney
Jill Eikenberry ... Carole Eskanazi
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... District Attorney Horace Meade
Mason Adams ... Bill Cavins
Paul D'Amato ... Dave Eskanazi
Ron Weyand Ron Weyand ... Judge Reinhardt
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ... Rene Beauvois
Mel Boudrot Mel Boudrot ... Coach Bryant
Rudy Hornish Rudy Hornish ... Walters
Dino Narizzano Dino Narizzano ... Referee Merritt
Alan North ... Detective Forscher
George Petrie ... President MacCloud
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiges Eis See more »

Filming Locations:

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Back When They Killed Just Players, Not The Whole League...
19 October 2004 | by animal_8_5See all my reviews

Pretty eclectic video fare... that is if the rightsholders had made it available as such. Better than average for a 1977 made-for-television movie. High-brow cast too, with Michael Moriarty joined by Meryl Streep, Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Conway and Mason Adams.

The film explores violence in pro hockey through the eyes of an American who learned it as a game, not a blood sport. Bobby Hull clone, Paul D'Amato plays his talented Canadian teammate who provokes a moment of passion that changes their friendship, not to mention the game, forever.

I'm sorry. Twenty-four years later, I still can't feel any revulse over seeing the guy who played Tim "Dr. Hook" McCracken ("Slap Shot") get skewered by Michael Moriarty.


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