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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.


Robert Lieberman


Steven Brill (characters), Kenneth Johnson (story) | 3 more credits »
3,303 ( 69)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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>

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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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Did You Know?


The only film in the trilogy where Jesse Hall doesn't call Adam Banks a "Cake Eater." Since Hall does not appear in this film. Instead, Russ Tyler refers to Banks as a "Cake Eater." Charlie calls him that in the film as well. See more »


After the coach yells at the Ducks for playing the varsity, Charlie and Fulton skate off the ice on the back of Fulton's jersey says "Fulton" when it should be "Reed." (In the first movie, he is listed as Reed, in D2 in Team USA Jerseys he is listed as Reed, however in the USA Ducks jerseys, he is listed as Fulton.) See more »


Goldberg: Hey, ref. You know, you can call this thing now and we can all get home in time to see "Melrose."
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References Kung Fu (1972) See more »


Grade 9
Written by Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

Average movie
6 July 2001 | by TheLastStop41See all my reviews

Over all, this is an average movie. Here are the negative parts of the film. What was the point in putting Emilio Estevez's name on the front cover of the movie box if he is only in about three scenes of the movie? In the first place he should of been their coach through the series. This movie also had a lack of hockey. How realistic is it to come back from 9-0 in one period of hockey? Disney you need to give me a break. Here is also something unrealistic. Don't you think the ducks would be the varsity team? In D2 they went to the junior good will games and played on team USA. They should be able to easily beat the real varsity team. Like Adam Banks said in D2 they were good enough to play against the world. Coach Orion was annoying too. Bad mistake for Bombay to leave. Like I was saying before the movie had a lack of hockey. Throughout the movie you only see them play three games. Here are the positive things to say. The pranks were funny. I especially liked the one with horse turd. Over all I give this movie ** of ****.

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Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D3: The Mighty Ducks See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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