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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Steven Brill (characters), Kenneth Johnson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Gordon Bombay
Jeffrey Nordling ... Coach Orion
David Selby ... Dean Buckley
Heidi Kling ... Casey
Joshua Jackson ... Charlie
Joss Ackland ... Hans
Elden Henson ... Fulton (as Elden Ryan Ratliff)
Shaun Weiss ... Goldberg
Vincent LaRusso ... Banks (as Vincent A. Larusso)
Matt Doherty ... Averman
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Guy
Marguerite Moreau ... Connie
Michael Cudlitz ... Cole
Christopher Orr Christopher Orr ... Rick
Aaron Lohr ... Portman
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Storyline

In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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No Fear. No Limits. No Brakes. Just Ducks.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some hockey rough-housing and mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The dorm used by the varsity is the same dorm used in Dead Poets Society. See more »

Goofs

When Portman gets sent to the penalty box, he performs a striptease, yet when Ken Wu gets sent to the penalty box less than a minute later, Portman is fully dressed, pads and all. See more »

Quotes

Scott: [to Julie] Hey, can we call it even?
Julie Gaffney: I hate ties. They're like kissing your brother.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) See more »

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Changing Of The Guard
Written by Barbara Keith
Performed by The Stone Coyotes
Courtesy of The Coyotes
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Poorly thought-out, Anti-comedic film
3 June 2003 | by vbbrian02See all my reviews

Well, looks as if the gang is off into a new-adventure into a highly uptight high-school on an athletic scholarship. That was about my biggest turn-off right now. The fact that it was a bunch of preps just dealing it out on the ice, giving out some hard-knock schooling on the ice.

The fact is, most of the original characters apparently no longer exist, and that is probably a major downfall. The plot wasn't the greatest plot of all-although it does show actual realistic details, such as the treatment of new freshman on the campus. The pranks that these the varsity and junior varsity teams pull are completely ridiculous, and most likely, wouldn't be found in such a highly scholar school.

The coach was a complete loser, and that is completely impossible that one man can change or mature within a small time of frame.

Another turning point is that there is no-mention of Han's companion (who went back to the Old Country in D2) but, Han's dies. This is a very upsetting time, and does take the comedy effect off of the Mighty Ducks series which appeared to be the main reason for the creation of the series to begin with.

As Theodore Taylor once told Gary Paulson, Never create a prequel or following up to an excellent work, they usually end up with a foul feeling in the audience, and it can really ruin ones career. This same advice goes for the director (Robert Lieberman).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D3: The Mighty Ducks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$22,955,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,955,097
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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