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
At the end of the film, the recruited players are going to play for the Binghamton Rangers, the AHL affiliate for the New York Rangers at that time. The franchise is still in operation, however it is now the AHL affiliate for the Ottawa Senators. 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 »
Big doings here in Mystery. Price World wants to build a store here, and now the New York Rangers are coming to town.
Judge Walter Burns:
Mr Pruitt, I don't want to hear anything more about a hockey game in this courtroom. I told you about this.
I'm sorry your honor, I'm fat.
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I enjoyed this film. It, as others have said, had great heart. The many important subplots of the film were played out very convincingly by a fine group of actors. But the issues and how they came to be were only skimmed over leaving you wanting to delve further - know more. The fairly realistic ending would have had a much bigger impact if we could have felt closer to the characters. This great little story could have really hit the spot with a closer look via a good long book.
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