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Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993)

A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father... See full summary »

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Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Paul Gross, Martin O'Malley (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kash ... Brian 'Spinner' Spencer
Peter MacNeill ... Roy Spencer
Linda Goranson ... Irene Spencer
Doug Hughes Doug Hughes ... Byron Spencer
Lenore Zann ... Diane Delana
Shawn Ashmore ... Young Brian 'Spinner' Spencer
Aaron Ashmore ... Young Byron Spencer
Kirsten Kieferle Kirsten Kieferle ... Linda Spencer
Shannon Lawson ... Janet Spencer
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Richard Green
Eugene Clark ... Lenn Wright
Ken McDougall ... Michael Dalfo
Elizabeth Goodyear Elizabeth Goodyear ... Monica Jarobe
David Storch ... Keon
David Hemblen ... Munro
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A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both before and after his death. Written by Tito-8

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, a violent episode and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1993 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les cendres de la gloire See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A 1970 bar scene had a cover band singing the song "Smoking in the Boys' Room". The song was first released in 1974 by Brownsville Station. See more »

Quotes

Roy Spencer: You can live here, and be buried here. Or you can play hockey.
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Connections

References Hockey Night in Canada (1952) See more »

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More than just a hockey movie
4 January 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good account of the less-than-perfect life of former pro hockey player Brian Spencer. If you've never heard of him, don't worry, for I had never heard of him either, and I managed to enjoy the movie. While it's by no means great, it does prove to be good throughout, and it makes quite effective use of old clips from "Hockey Night In Canada". This film would probably be even more popular with those NHL fans who remember Spencer from the 1970's, but it still manages to be a solid movie for those who wouldn't know any of the facts in this movie from fiction.


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