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The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer
Director: Stephen Herek
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Sports
PG     2000     1hr 40min

Screen favorite Emilio Estevez (STAKEOUT, YOUNG GUNS) stars in THE MIGHTY DUCKS, the hilarious comedy that made moviegoers stand up and cheer! Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Estevez) never loses. But when he's slapped w...  more »

     

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Actors: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer
Director: Stephen Herek
Creators: Thomas Del Ruth, John F. Link, Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner, Lynn M. Morgan, Martin Huberty, Steven Brill
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Sports
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Family Films, Hockey
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/11/2000
Original Release Date: 10/02/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1992
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 23
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The first movie of the "Mighty Ducks" trilogy! 5 STARS!
Priscilla Stafford | Yokohama, Japan | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When he was young, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) used to play hockey but when he blows a really big game, he quits. Now thirty, he's a lawyer who doesn't know anything about fair play or teamwork. When he gets arrested for drunken driving, he has to perform community service. And not just any community service, he has to coach hockey to kids! His team consists of Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson), Greg Goldberg (Shaun Weiss), Dave Averman (Matt Doherty), Peter (J.D. Daniels), Gee Germaine (Garette Ratliff Henson), Jesse Hall (Brandon Quintin Adams), Connie Moreau (Marguerite Moreau), Dave Karp (Aaron Schwartz), and Terry Hall (Jussie Smollett). And they are an AWFUL team! Bombay hates the kids and doesn't try hard to coach them, and so of course the kids don't respect or like him at all. Will they ever be able to work as a team with Coach Bombay acting like the good coach he should be? And will they have enough time to make it to the finals against unbeatable team, Hawks? Also starring is Hans (Joss Ackland), Mr. Ducksworth (Josef Sommer), Fulton Reed (Elden Henson), Tammy (Jane Plank), and Tommy (Danny Tamberelli), Coach Reilly (Lane Smith), and Adam Banks (Vincent Larusso).Great movie entertainment! I just love the whole Mighty Ducks trilogy! They teach great values about trust, teamwork, fair play, and as Coach Bombay used to say, 'all that other junk'. It's also very, VERY hilarious! Some parts you can just die laughing, for example when the kids get in trouble from the principal and are put under detention. The hockey games are pretty suspenseful and fun, too!But there is a reason for the PG rating for this movie. Mostly it's because of language which at times is pretty bad. Also the kids in the movie are pretty naughty at times. I think the movie is best aimed for kids maybe 10 and up, great for adults, too.Then of course there are the other two "Mighty Ducks" films. "D2: The Mighty Ducks" have Bombay again coaching the Ducks, this time there are going up against the world as Team USA! Some of the hockey players aren't in this movie, but they get some new teammates. In my opinion (though it's a very hard choice), this movie is the best of all three. "D3: The Mighty Ducks" has the Ducks getting a scholarship for Eden Hall academy. Their main adversary are the Warriors, the varsity team of Eden Hall. If you liked the first "Mighty Ducks", I highly recommend the next two sequels! I sincerely hope that Disney will have the whole trilogy on DVD soon!"
Great fun on the ice!
Becky | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Emilio Estevez scores the winning goal as Gordon Bombay, a smug, smarmy lawyer who is arrested for drunken driving and is ordered to do community service as the coach of PeeWee hockey team "District 5," a ragtag group of kids with doubtful playing abilities. He expects it to be hell, but instead he faces his own demons and learns about the importance of teamwork and what REALLY makes a winner. Typical cliched Disney fare, with Bombay redeeming himself in the end and we know even before watching it for the first time which team wins the grand finale, but nonetheless a harmless and inoffensive movie which children and parents will undoubtedly enjoy."
Fun for all
Kelly Mitchell | Scotland | 02/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mighty ducks is a heart warming tale of a insecure yet smart lawyer (emilio estevez) who is ordered to coach an ice hockey team as community service for drink driving. The tale follows the trials and tribulations of the of the team and the coach dealing with issues such as single parents and self belief. It is a pleasant journey of self discovery which is both light and uplifting. This film is ideal for the family or indeed for anyone with no offensive scenes. Must see to appreciate."
ANOTHER WINNING GOAL CLASSIC FOR DISNEY!
Rebecca | Massachusetts, USA | 05/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just love THE MIGHTY DUCKS flicks! I think they are some of the best flicks in the sports genre. This is the first in the saga. Emilio Estevez plays a hotshot, wise-cracking lawyer named Gordon Bombay. Bombay hates hockey and kids, even though he used to play hockey as a kid (that's one of the reasons why he hates both hockey and kids). When Bombay gets busted by the cops for drunk-driving, he has to be suspended from his career and do community service - particularly by coaching the "District 5" PeWee hockey team in Minnisota, where he lives.Bombay first thinks the job of coaching the kids will be easy...since he thinks he knows all about hockey. But when he first meets the kids, he realizes that it's going to be a lot harder than he thought - the kids are wise-cracking, rough, street kids like him who are absolutely HORRIBLE at hockey! The kids all hate him; he hates them, too. And they can't win any games. But then, he learns how to be a good coach and the kids begin to like him. Of course, you'll probably guess who will win the big play off championships - their rivals happen to be the team that Bombay played on as a kid and their coach was Bombay's old coach. Even though the plot is pretty predictable, it's still an awesome movie. And the plot is, in some way, different and unique than many others like it. The movie has a lot of hilarious parts in it. This is the kind of flick you can watch over and over again and never get bored of it. It's a great movie and another winner for Disney! Go buy it - the price is great!"