When Mystery, Alaska's amateur hockey team accepts a challenge to play against the New York Rangers, the entire population must put their petty differences aside and pull together as their small town becomes the center of a nationally televised event.Written by
Russell Crowe's character, John Biebe, wears number 10 and is team captain in the game against the New York Rangers. Crowe said Ron Francis inspired him to wear number 10 in the film after they met. Francis wore number 10 during his NHL career and captained the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins. See more »
At the end, the two players from Mystery are drafted by the Rangers and are being sent to the AHL's Binghamton (NY) team. While currently Binghamton is the Ottawa Senators farm team, the team was the farm team of the NY Rangers from 1990-1997. When the film was shot (1999), there was no team playing in Binghamton. See more »
There are now over 100 reviews of this movie. And I guess my little blog won't matter much. But I love this movie. Anyone who is into hockey will surely fall in love with this movie.
Watch out for some of the language if you're going to have younger kids watching.
The first time I saw this I was maybe 13 or 14 and I remember my buddy (our goalie no less) telling me to relax. I guess I had my fists clinched all during the game hoping the Rangers would lose.
Sorry if I sound biased. But I AM! Anything smelling of hockey grabs my interest. (Pun intended. As anyone who has been in a locker room knows that hockey players REEK) But, seriously, this movie was a lot better than most hockey movies. I actually like this movie more than "Miracle" which is another of my favourites.
So my thoughts are, if you like hockey even a little bit you better check this one out if you haven't already.
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