A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writer:

Steven Brill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Gordon Bombay
Joss Ackland ... Hans
Lane Smith ... Coach Reilly
Heidi Kling ... Casey
Josef Sommer ... Gerald Ducksworth
Joshua Jackson ... Charlie Conway
Elden Henson ... Fulton Reed (as Elden Ratliff)
Shaun Weiss ... Goldberg
M.C. Gainey ... Lewis
Matt Doherty ... Les Averman
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Jesse Hall (as Brandon Adams)
J.D. Daniels J.D. Daniels ... Peter
Aaron Schwartz ... Dave Karp
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Guy Germaine
Marguerite Moreau ... Connie
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Storyline

Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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He's never coached. They've never won. Together they'll learn everything about winning! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Adam Banks is often referred to as a "Cake Eater." This term is actually well known throughout Minnesota and refers to people who live in the city of Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis. A cake eater is saying is a person who is so rich they can have their cake and eat it too. See more »

Goofs

It is mentioned that one of the teams (the Panthers) is out due to measles. This issue would have long been addressed officially and thoroughly and all teams which had contact with the kids with the positive diagnosis would have been officially informed. Due to hockey being a contact sport, all parents would have been instructed by now, and possibly the entire competition would have been halted. See more »

Quotes

Lewis: Rink's gotta be around here someplace.
Gordon Bombay: Just look for a sign that says 'Personal Hell'.
[under his breath]
Gordon Bombay: How can he do this to me? I hate kids. They're barely human.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of the movie's soundtrack exist (along with two representations of the music list in the credits, usually paired correctly but not always). In one version, when Charlie wins the game with his penalty shot, Queen's "We Are the Champions plays for about 70 seconds, then as the bus drives away and the end credits begin, Queen's "We Will Rock You" starts, followed by "We Are the Champions". In another version, the musical score continues uninterrupted throughout the victory scene, and the end credits have "Winning It All" by The Outfield and then "We Will Rock You". (One version of the song list has Rock and Champions, and the other has Rock and Winning.) The US DVD has the Champions versions on its English, French, and Spanish dubs, although the French credits list Winning. The US Blu-ray has the Winning It All version in both its English soundtrack and credits list. One possibility is that Champions was always intended, but the rights couldn't be set up in time for the theatrical release and were arranged by the home video releases (then in an earnest effort to be faithful to the original release the Blu-ray lost it again). See more »

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Good Vibrations
Written by Dan Hartman, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, and Amir Shakir (as M.C. Spice)
Performed by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Courtesy of Interscope Records / EastWest Records
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Predictable, but it is a sweet and fun movie
27 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I don't think The Mighty Ducks is a masterpiece in any shape or form, but it is an enjoyable film. I do agree that it is predictable, the plot is nothing particularly special and the ending especially doesn't really hold any surprises. But it is nicely filmed, with evergreen cinematography and pretty scenery and the music is pleasant. The script is good on the most part, there are some humorous parts but it is also somewhat touching, and the director Stephen Herek pitches the humour and melodrama at the right level. And the acting is spirited, with Emilio Estevez charming, dignified and fun as the disgraced lawyer who has to coach the worst ice hockey team and Joss Ackland solid as Hans. Also the ice-hockey scenes are done with just the right amount of flair. Overall, a sweet and fun movie, even with the predictable plot it is worth seeing. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mighty Ducks See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,035,133, 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$50,752,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,752,337
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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