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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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

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Stephen Herek

Writer:

Steven Brill
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Cast

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 ... 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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Taglines:

They Can't Skate. They Can't Win. They Can't Be Serious. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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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:

Champions 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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character's name Gordon Bombay is actually a combination of two well known brands of Gin. "Gordons" & "Bombay". See more »

Goofs

When Bombay pulls up and sees Fulton practicing his shot in the alley and the puck hits the van window it shatters but does not break apart. This is consistent with safety glass (a piece of glass between two pieces of plastic) that only the windshield is made out of. If a puck actually hit the side window it would have shattered and broken out. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Conway: Oh, man. It's my mom. She looks pissed.
[Bombay shoves him down]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Quack Pack: The Really Mighty Ducks (1996) See more »

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WE WILL ROCK YOU
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records
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A sweet and lovable kid's movie
15 November 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Just recently, I saw D2 and D3, my friend unfortunately did not have the first Mighty Ducks movie, so I had to watch those first then rent this one. The second and the third were pretty good movies, but I felt bad, because it felt like you're getting into a group of friends, and you don't know their history, you weren't there? You know that feeling, and as silly as it sounds, that's how I felt watching the sequels without seeing the first one.

Gordon is a lawyer who has had a little trouble with the lying in his career, therefore, he must do community service. When he sees a group of young pre-teen troubled youths playing a game of hockey, remembering his childhood love of hockey, he volunteers to become their coach in the Pee-Wee games. He starts off on a rocky relationship since he doesn't like kids, but he grows to love them and they do back learning that there is more to a game than just winning, but it'd be nice since they end up in the championships.

I loved The Mighty Ducks, I felt like it was a terrific family film and I'm surprised it wasn't played in my childhood since I was seven years old when it came out, but you know the saying, better late then never, right? I would highly recommend this up lifting story for any family!

7/10


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