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Youngblood (1986)

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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?


Peter Markle


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


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


To Youngblood, winning wasn't everything - proving himself was. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sport


R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe appeared in The Outsiders (1983). See more »


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 »


Kelly Youngblood: Don't take any shit from them Canucks. To them, you're just another wetback, crossing the border to play their game.
Dean Youngblood: They'll never catch me!
Kelly Youngblood: Oh, they'll catch you.
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References Time Bandits (1981) See more »


Ain't Gonna Walk The Line
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4 March 2004 | by Andres24See all my reviews

Hockey is passion. I know it even though I'm in the "other side" of the world. I watched lots of games. I like hockey. That's why I wanted to see the movie. Is it a good and realistic hockey film? I really don't know that so far. But passion and personality is needed in order to play the game. I really would like to know if this movie is accorded to the reality of hockey. Times had passed. This movie was made 18 years ago and it was released here in Argentina. Even though we shouldn't know what hockey is about. When I find a hockey game in cable TV I want to see it.

Rob Lowe portrays a hockey ace in advance. His father is a farmer who works with his older brother (a former player). Youngblood wants to play in New York but first he must increase his level of hockey and personality because hockey is a rude sport. He falls in love with the coach's daughter and tries to get the friendship of the star of the team name is Derek Sutton (Patrick Swayze). We are not naive, he'll be a star (I wonder if he'll play in Madison Square Garden) scoring a hat-trick in the final game. I liked both performances (Lowe and Swayze) but I recognized a great work of Cinthia Gibb (as Youngblood's girl). Like Maradona in soccer from a simple home to a star. I liked this movie. I really want to know why it doesn't portray hockey's reality. I rate this movie 6 out of 10. Andres.

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Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,183,292, 2 February 1986

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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