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

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elden Ratliff, who played Fulton, and Garrette Ratliff Henson, who played Guy, are brothers. Elden had to dye his hair and change his name so he would be cast as Fulton. See more »

Goofs

In the championship game Fulton scores a goal on a power play, however when he shoots five Hawks (excluding the goalie) avoid the puck. There should only be four due to the power play. See more »

Quotes

Frank Huddy: [Gordon has defeated Frank at court] You really stooped to an all-time low on this one, Bombay.
Gordon Bombay: I'm insulted by that, Frank, you have no idea how low I can stoop.
Frank Huddy: I mean, I don't mind losing; I'd just like to lose fairly.
Gordon Bombay: Losing fair is still losing, Frank. Gotta go for the "W" every time!
Frank Huddy: And what about justice, huh? That man, he should be in jail.
Gordon Bombay: It was your job to put him there, so don't take it out on me! Next time do your job, Franky-Boy.
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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 »

Soundtracks

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records
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Concentration not strength
16 July 2018 | by garryamaSee all my reviews

This movie is in the top 5 best movies I've ever seen. I'm a 25 year, grad student, very pretty blonde girl and I LOVED this movie. It was so inspirational and uplifting, it makes me want to move to Minnesota and join a hockey team. The dynamic between Banksy and coach Bombay is one in a million. Can't wait to watch the next two :)


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