The Mighty Ducks

October 2nd, 1992


The Mighty Ducks

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Still of Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Marguerite Moreau and Elden Henson in The Mighty DucksStill of Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Marguerite Moreau and Elden Henson in The Mighty DucksStill of Joshua Jackson, Marguerite Moreau and Elden Henson in The Mighty Ducks

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

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.0/10 (20,954 voted)

Director: Stephen Herek

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith

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.

Emilio Estevez - Gordon Bombay
Joss Ackland - Hans
Lane Smith - Coach Jack Reilly
Heidi Kling - Casey Conway
Josef Sommer - Mr. Gerald Ducksworth
Joshua Jackson - Charlie Conway
Elden Henson - Fulton Reed (as Elden Ratliff)
Shaun Weiss - Greg Goldberg
M.C. Gainey - Lewis
Matt Doherty - Lester Averman
Brandon Quintin Adams - Jesse Hall (as Brandon Adams)
J.D. Daniels - Peter Mark
Aaron Schwartz - Dave Karp
Garette Ratliff Henson - Guy Germaine
Marguerite Moreau - Connie Moreau

Taglines: They Can't Skate. They Can't Win. They Can't Be Serious.

Release Date: 2 October 1992

Filming Locations: Cook Memorial Arena - 11091 Mississippi Boulevard, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,035,133 (USA) (4 October 1992)

Gross: $50,752,337 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Poland:

Did You Know?

Film was shot under the title "Bombay" at the North Star game used in the film.

Continuity: when Gordon is talking to Hans right after the panthers announce they will forfeit the season, the back round it says the cardinals has a record of 8-4-0 and the flames 8-3-1 in the next shot a few seconds later they both have 8-3-1.(about 55 minutes into the movie)

Lewis: Rink's gotta be around here someplace.
Gordon Bombay: Just look for a sign that says 'Personal Hell'.
[under his breath]
Gordon Bombay: How can he do this to me? I hate kids. They're barely human.

User Review

Like a stroll down memory lane.

Rating: 10/10

I remember my cousins and I used to always watch these movies when I was a kid. I loved how these bad-playing, poor attitude-having kids could always be inspired to become champions, no matter how tough the odds and no matter how many times movies like this were remade with soccer, football, baseball, and dogs. Even though I've seen it a million times, I still get chills when the team works as a team and goes out to try their hardest. It's enough to make me, one of the least sporty people alive, want to join a sporting team. Another highlight, for me at least, were the guys. I always had at least one guy in the movie who I had a crush on and kept my undivided attention on. Who would've known back then that young Charlie (Joshua Jackson) would grow up to use big words and pretentious speeches on Dawson's Creek? Out of all those inspirational sports-are-good-for-kids movies, this was and always will be my favorite because it is the first one I can remember and the first I've ever seen. 1...2...3...Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!


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