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Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story 

Chronicles the life of Don Cherry, from playing minor league hockey to coaching the NHL's Boston Bruins.
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Series cast summary:
Jared Keeso ...  Don Cherry 2 episodes, 2010
Sarah Manninen ...  Rose Cherry 2 episodes, 2010
Aidan Devine 2 episodes, 2010
Gord James Gord James ...  Danny Gallivan 2 episodes, 2010
Gordon Tanner Gordon Tanner ...  Ralph Mellanby 2 episodes, 2010
Trevor Barker Trevor Barker ...  Boston Trainer 2 episodes, 2010
Jason Deline ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2010
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Chronicles the life of Don Cherry, from playing minor league hockey to coaching the NHL's Boston Bruins.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

28 March 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitoba, Canada

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CAD9,000,000 (estimated)
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The Toronto Maple Leaf scrimmage arena and the Montreal Forum scenes were filmed at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Other arenas used for this film are the Selkirk Rec Complex and Winnipeg's Max Bell Centre. See more »

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Followed by Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II (2012) See more »

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It's a beauty.
29 March 2010 | by ram-30See all my reviews

This biography of Don Cherry is a labour of love but for Canadians and hockey fans it will be well received. Written by Grapes' son Tim and dedicated to his wife Rose, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KID is another fine hockey biopic, a worthy companion to NET WORTH. The story is well cast. The familiar faces of the Boston Bruins (Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, etc.) bare striking resemblances to the star players. Notorious miser Harry Sinden is played by Ian Tracey who has appeared as many real life Canadians in past films (David Milgaard, Dwayne Johnston, Tommy Douglas supporter Charlie Lawson). The star, though, is future star Jared Keeso who plays the arrogant coach turned commentator ringing true. The film is at turns touching and humorous. It will have you cheering on Cherry whether you know the outcome or not. The Canadian soundtrack (BTO, Lighthouse) adds to the 1970s feel of the film. Overall, it's a beauty, eh!


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