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The Mighty Ducks (1992)

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

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Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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They Can't Skate. They Can't Win. They Can't Be Serious. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,035,133, 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$50,752,337
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Trivia

Basil McRae, Michael Modano: of the Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars) appear, playing themselves. See more »

Goofs

When practicing with an egg, coach Gordon Bombay's sweater gets splattered with a broken egg. In the following shot his sweater is egg-free. See more »

Quotes

Connie Moreau: [referring to a duck] But they're wimpy!
Guy Germaine: They don't even have teeth!
Gordon Bombay: Neither do hockey players.
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In the closing Credits, Joshua Jackson's character 'Charlie Conway' is misspelled and listed as "Charlie Conroy" See more »

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Referenced in The Boondocks: Ballin' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

SHAKE 'EM DOWN
Written by Steven Van Zandt (as Steven Van Zandt)
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
Courtesy of Impact Records
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A great film for all to watch
24 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

One of the great kid movie-sports-films of all time, this movie always has a special place in my heart when it comes to losers turning into winners. Sure, some of the action proved to be a little sappy, but it was all in good fun. Emilio Estevez provided a rather believable performance as a snooty lawyer turned-peewee hockey coach. Virtually all of the characters were great in this film, even the annoying Goldberg. A good film to say the least, one that shouldn't have spawned sequels.


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