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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.

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

The Mighty Ducks 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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Technical Specs

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

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

Gordon Bombay: Thank you very much, Mr. Ducksworth! Quack Quack Quack Quack Quack, Mr. Ducksworth!
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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 Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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EMILIO!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 June 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

Directed by Stephen Herek [BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE], THE MIGHTY DUCKS was a surprise box office hit in 1992 and was followed by two better sequels and a decent animated series. Although not the best in the trilogy, THE MIGHTY DUCKS is still one of the all-time classics of 1992. Emilio Estevez, in what is his best role to date, plays Gordon Bombay, the coach of The Ducks in this family sports comedy. Estevez, arguably one of the coolest actors of the 1980s and 1990s, is the glue that holds the movie together. Without him, it would be little more than any other cliched sports flick. Thanks to Estevez, the movie is better than expected and worth watching. **1/2


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