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Youngblood (1986)

A 17 year old farm boy is offered an ice hockey tryout. His brother drives him to Canada. He has fast legs, slow fists, but is chosen. Will he learn to use his fists and play ice hockey the Canuck way? Will he get the coach's cute daughter?

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the films' sponsors was Kentucky Fried Chicken and throughout the entire shoot, the cast and crew had chicken for both lunch and dinner and many eventually got sick and tired of eating it. You can see a KFC sign hanging near the goal after Racki scores a goal and picks it up. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, when they show Rob Lowe playing as a teen, he is shooting left handed. But Dean is then shown right handed when shooting throughout the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Derek Sutton: To the game and getting out of this hick town! Thank God there is a sport for middle-sized white boys.
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Connections

References The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look Now
Written by William Orbit and Laurie Mayer
Performed by Torch Song
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Very good representation...
8 January 2004 | by jcutoloSee all my reviews

While there have been many posts stating that this movie is a poor representation of what hockey is really like, I must disagree. I have played hockey up to the college level, and I have had more than one occasion to tryout or play for junior teams in Canada. While many specifics in the movie are exagerated, the parts that people seem to be most offended by are the parts that are true. There is something to be said for rinks that have chain link fencing in stead of glass, every tryout has one or two guys that trip over the blue line untouched, fighting at tryouts, and yes, there are Canadian towns which are old and run down. The social aspects of the movie are definately true: the woman that every guy has been with, the initiating of the rookie, silly girls at the local bar, and of course, the unruley fans. While the movie does take some creative liscence, it is an accurate representation of what life is like for a hockey player trying to make it in junior hockey. I love this movie. It is a must see for anyone who plays the game.


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