Biopic of the life of legendary NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk.

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Adriana Maggs
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Credited cast:
Mark O'Brien ... Terry Sawchuk
Kevin Pollak ... Jack Adams
Georgina Reilly ... Pat Morey
Éric Bruneau ... Marcel Pronovost
Steve Byers ... Gordie Howe
Ted Atherton ... Louis Sawchuk
Janine Theriault ... Anne Sawchuk
Owen Maggs Owen Maggs ... Mitch Sawchuk
Matt Gordon ... Tommy Ivan
Jonny Harris ... Phil Sullivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalmar Abuzeid ... Clerk
Morgan I. Bedard Morgan I. Bedard ... Allan Stanley (as Morgan Bedard)
Marty Burt Marty Burt ... Detroit Reporter #1
Kate Corbett ... Molly
Sergio Di Zio ... Coroner
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Biopic of the life of legendary NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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The roles of married couple Terry and Pat are played by real life married couple O'Brien and Reilly. See more »

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Featured in 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Cinematic Arts (2020) See more »

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Reality Bites - Hockey Dreams Dashed
7 November 2019 | by pkerr21See all my reviews

For someone who grew up in Canada during the halcyon days of the pre-expansion NHL, this movie is like taking a shower in ice water. The name of Terry Sawchuk evokes memories of young boys scrambling on outdoor rinks all across Canada, fueled by the dreams of someday becoming our big-league heroes. This movie takes on the unenviable task of dashing those dreams to dust in an entertainment art form, without losing the interest of the viewer. The film makers gambled with unusual devices like real-time interviews with a few hockey legends (portrayed by actors) and on-screen title cards when some of the greats of that era are introduced. I think they succeeded in enhancing the documentary feel of the film although others have disagreed on that score. The performances, especially by Mark O'Brien and Kevin Pollack are nuanced and compelling. I gave the film full marks because it succeeds in keeping viewer interest throughout the telling of such a difficult and tragic story.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goalie See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,100,000 (estimated)
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Blue Ice Films See more »
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Color
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