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
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Mr. Ducksworth's jersey is #34, Josef Sommer (Ducksworth) was born in the year 1934. See more »
When Goldberg is tied to the goal net, he says he'd like to live to be Bar Mitzvah'd, to which Gordon replies that today he's a man, while Goldberg says it's more like a circumcision. The ritual circumcision of Jewish boys is actually called a Brit Milah, and is done on the eighth day of birth. Goldberg would have long been circumcised, according to Jewish law. Thus, a circumcision has nothing to do with a Bar Mitzvah. See more »
In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »
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 »
This movie, while not being Oscar material, is not by any means a bad film. However, this film, is extremely well done. The script was shaky at times, but the cast seemed to fit very well, and the music (mostly Queen songs) were very well used.
The plot is a simple one...bad hockey team, overworking lawyer/ex-hockey player. The lawyer/hockey player gets a DUI, must coach hockey team. I'll try not to spoil the film's plot, though it is a basic one, with your predictable, yet heart-warming feeling.
Be on the lookout for future Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson in his second, and most notable role (excluding playing Pacy) playing the leader, Charlie Conway.
*** out of ****
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