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Youngblood (1986)

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Markle

Writers:

Peter Markle (story), John Whitman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Dean Youngblood
Cynthia Gibb ... Jessie Chadwick
Patrick Swayze ... Derek Sutton
Ed Lauter ... Murray Chadwick
Jim Youngs ... Kelly Youngblood
Eric Nesterenko Eric Nesterenko ... Blane Youngblood
George J. Finn ... Racki (as George Finn)
Fionnula Flanagan ... Miss McGill
Ken James Ken James ... Frazier
Peter Faussett Peter Faussett ... Huey Hewitt
Walker Boone Walker Boone ... Assistant Coach
Keanu Reeves ... Heaver
Martin Donlevy Martin Donlevy ... Referee Hannah
Harry Spiegel Harry Spiegel ... Thunder Bay Coach
Rob Sapienza Rob Sapienza ... Thunder Bay Asst. Coach
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Storyline

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The ice... The fire... The fight... To be the best. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Youngblood See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,183,292, 2 February 1986

Gross USA:

$15,448,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Zezel and Steve Thomas, at the time of filming, were professional NHL players. In the film, they played for the Hamilton Mustangs, and in real-life, they played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene, at end of movie between Racki and Youngblood. Youngblood pulls Racki's jersey over his head onto his arms, then punches Racki to the ice. When Racki is on the ice he isn't wearing his jersey anymore, then when he gets back up, Racki takes his jersey completely off. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Youngblood: [walks into barn and sees Dean standing in front of a punching bag] Just hit it, pillowhands. Don't worry, it's not gonna hit you back.
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Soundtracks

Get Ready
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson)
Performed by Diana Ross and The Supremes
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I like it.
3 September 2001 | by tripwiresSee all my reviews

Maybe it's because I neither follow hockey nor care for it, or maybe it's because I'm a 15-year-old female teenager, but I liked this movie. Sure, it's nothing special or extraordinary, in fact its plot has been done a million times. But I just liked it. It's virtually impossible not to like Dean Youngblood (and it's got nothing to do with the fact that Rob Lowe is hot) and to cheer for him when he finally learns how to hit a guy. The romance between Dean and Jessie actually doesn't seem forced; the two of them have a certain chemistry that is quite obvious to viewers like myself. Cynthia Gibb is all-natural in her role as Jessie, and Patrick Swayze evokes empathy in the viewer as the high-school drop-out who is *this close* to being a pro hockey player. But it is Rob Lowe who basically carried the whole movie, and once again, it has got nothing to do with the fact that he is hot.

Overall, this is a feel-good hockey movie that I liked. I usually can't stand sports movies, as I hate sports with an intense passion, but this one is just...well, it's just nice. And then there's Rob Lowe...


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