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
Similar to Insomnia with Al Pacino made three years later in 2002, the premise of both movies is it is set supposedly in Alaska. Due to high production costs however, both movies were entirely filmed in Canada. See more »
At the end of the game against the NY Rangers, the back of Banks' jersey is covered in ice. In a subsequent scene, his jersey is clean. See more »
I play hockey and I fornicate, 'cause those are the two most fun things to do in cold weather.
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I had no idea at the time that I would enjoy a movie about hockey, and I was right, because this movie had nothing really to do with hockey.It's a great character based movie about a small town that makes it big and the reason the town makes it big is because of it's people. It's a great rocky type movie that makes you root for a small town and it's wonderful characters. Russell Crowe is excellent as well as the entire cast and a great turn by Burt Reynolds as the town judge and coach. This is a very well crafted, witty , warm and realistic and just a charming movie overall. Don't let the hockey fool you, this is a movie about people and a quite enjoyable movie I may add.
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