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08-05-2009, 04:23 PM
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MYSTERY ALASKA!!!!!!!!!! Great story, great characters, and it has the Rangers in it!....so many awesome quotes.
Yes, the Rangers are in it and they can barely compete with a pond hockey beer team!

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08-05-2009, 04:54 PM
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I'd like to hear why, its universally known as one of the best sports movies ever made.
Universally known? by who? On IMDB its not listed in their top 50 sports films behind...

1. 8.4 Raging Bull (1980) 78,052
2. 8.4 Iqbal (2005) 1,117
3. 8.3 The Wrestler (2008) 64,656
4. 8.2 Mis (1981) 1,882
5. 8.2 Million Dollar Baby (2004) 118,917
6. 8.2 The Hustler (1961) 22,079
7. 8.0 Rocky (1976) 79,796
8. 8.0 Chak De! India (2007) 4,150
9. 8.0 Good News (1947) 1,164
10. 8.0 Cinderella Man (2005) 55,934
11. 7.9 This Sporting Life (1963) 1,941
12. 7.9 The World's Fastest Indian (2005) 16,923
13. 7.9 Maurice Richard (2005) 2,047
14. 7.9 Body and Soul (1947) 1,475
15. 7.9 Batoru rowaiaru (2000) 43,955
16. 7.8 Shelter (2007/II) 2,489
17. 7.8 Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975) 5,466
18. 7.8 The Set-Up (1949) 2,743
19. 7.8 The Freshman (1925) 1,407
20. 7.8 Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) 1,163
21. 7.7 Horse Feathers (1932) 4,803
22. 7.7 The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 4,085
23. 7.7 Gentleman Jim (1942) 1,018
24. 7.6 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) 2,008
25. 7.6 Huo Yuan Jia (2006) 24,650
26. 7.6 Breaking Away (1979) 8,489
27. 7.6 Field of Dreams (1989) 39,875
28. 7.6 The Harder They Fall (1956) 2,069
29. 7.5 Champion (1949) 1,021
30. 7.5 Hoosiers (1986) 13,583
31. 7.5 Remember the Titans (2000) 43,763
32. 7.5 Cars (2006) 56,721
33. 7.4 Miracle (2004) 14,662
34. 7.4 The Natural (1984) 15,570
35. 7.4 Woman of the Year (1942) 3,041
36. 7.4 Saint Ralph (2004) 3,159
37. 7.4 Seabiscuit (2003) 28,099
38. 7.4 The Sandlot (1993) 16,702
39. 7.4 Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) 2,383
40. 7.4 Rocky Balboa (2006) 56,521
41. 7.4 National Velvet (1944) 2,170
42. 7.3 Fat City (1972) 1,873
43. 7.3 The Hurricane (1999) 29,074
44. 7.3 Siu lam juk kau (2001) 20,796
45. 7.3 Caddyshack (1980) 31,626
46. 7.3 Chariots of Fire (1981) 14,572
47. 7.3 The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) 6,604
48. 7.2 College (1927) 1,288
49. 7.2 Rudy (1993) 16,021
50. 7.2 Jerry Maguire (1996) 71,360


personally my favorite sports movie is #31 on that list, Remember the Titans. As far as hockey movies go, Id personally rank em..

1)Miracle
2)The Rocket
3)Mystery Alaska
4)The Mighty Ducks films (not counting the that was part 3)
etc
then Slapshot

I dont like the movie because it shows hockey in a negative light, you have these goons skating around trying to kill people, you have a finale with a skater stripping, etc. I didnt find any of it funny outside of the hanson brothers in the locker room being overly into it, etc.

To each his own, but I think to call it universally the best sports movie is completely ridiculous.

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08-05-2009, 04:55 PM
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Speaking of hockey movies, "The Rocket" was quite nicely put btw.
superb film, i absolutely loved it.

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Not a big fan, I don't think anything comes close to miracle. I liked Youngblood more than Slap Shot as well.

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1)Miracle
2)The Rocket
3)Mystery Alaska
4)The Mighty Ducks films (not counting the that was part 3)
etc
then Slapshot

I dont like the movie because it shows hockey in a negative light, you have these goons skating around trying to kill people, you have a finale with a skater stripping, etc. I didnt find any of it funny outside of the hanson brothers in the locker room being overly into it, etc.

To each his own, but I think to call it universally the best sports movie is completely ridiculous.

IMDB is an indicator of nothing. Like everything online, its a guideline, not a source for facts.

I disagree that it shows 'hockey' in a negative light. This wasn't the NHL, this was low level hockey. It wasn't the 1980 US hockey story either. It was the flip side to the fame and glory, that was also something very different at the time.

Funny thing is you watch that movie today and some of it still seems relevant.

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08-05-2009, 05:16 PM
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Not a big fan, I don't think anything comes close to miracle. I liked Youngblood more than Slap Shot as well.
I think most of the younger crowd seems to be saying this.

'Youngblood' is a joke of a film, its always been considered awful. As a kid in the 80's I liked it too, but its more of a guilty pleasure movie. If it didn't involve Hockey I wouldn't have watched it at all.

'Miracle' is pretty good, but nothing beats the documentary HBO did(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276918/), that to me is sooo much better if you want to relive that whole experience.

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youngblood for me.
Youngblood is my favorite hockey movie.

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Just in case anyone is interested...

Dave Hanson just wrote a book last year.

It should be a good read.

I listened to his interview on NHL radio on Sirius/XM. Sounds good.


http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Sla...0781155/?itm=2

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My favorite scene is the National Anthem as well.

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I dont like the movie because it shows hockey in a negative light, you have these goons skating around trying to kill people, you have a finale with a skater stripping, etc. I didnt find any of it funny outside of the hanson brothers in the locker room being overly into it, etc.

To each his own, but I think to call it universally the best sports movie is completely ridiculous.
Hockey was in a negative light then - remember The Summit Series & The Broadstreet Bullies - and this put a humurous quirk on the whole goon thing at the time. The movie for me acts as a great Time - Machine where fashion, hairdos, music and an occasional glimpse of old-time hockey merge into a very special picture - especially for those who were there.
I saw it when it premiered. My father (previously a player for the championship club Djurgården in the SEL before it was the SEL) was coaching a junior team in Chicago - he was definitely a soft Euro type - and even he loved it. You almost have got to have grown up with it to truly understand it. Sometimes that is just the way of time, age and progress.

And btw - my respected Blueshirt fan Inferno 272 - for me it was the best sports movie ever. But that dont mean more than Marek Maliks jockstrap cuz taste in movies is just like a-holes & opinions on our NYC Rangers - everyone has got a different one. Peace

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IMDB is an indicator of nothing. Like everything online, its a guideline, not a source for facts.

I disagree that it shows 'hockey' in a negative light. This wasn't the NHL, this was low level hockey. It wasn't the 1980 US hockey story either. It was the flip side to the fame and glory, that was also something very different at the time.

Funny thing is you watch that movie today and some of it still seems relevant.
its a weighted ranking of peoples opinions. if it was universally thought of as the greatest sports movie of all time, it shoulda cracked at least the top 10 on that list, because people would generally agree with you on that...

for example, i happen to think Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie of all time, and as of right now, on the imdb top 250, it is indeed ranked #1 (though it tends to fluctuate between 1 and 3) that shows that, by and large, more people agree with me that its the greatest movie of all time than not. Id definitely never say that its universally considered the greatest movie of all time, because i know for sure other people think The Godfather or Schindlers List or whatever is the best movie of all time...

*shrugs*

Like i said though, I didnt like the movie, but i accept that it is a favorite of most hockey fans....but not everybody loves it, thats all i wanted to say.

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its a weighted ranking of peoples opinions. if it was universally thought of as the greatest sports movie of all time, it shoulda cracked at least the top 10 on that list, because people would generally agree with you on that...

for example, i happen to think Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie of all time, and as of right now, on the imdb top 250, it is indeed ranked #1 (though it tends to fluctuate between 1 and 3) that shows that, by and large, more people agree with me that its the greatest movie of all time than not. Id definitely never say that its universally considered the greatest movie of all time, because i know for sure other people think The Godfather or Schindlers List or whatever is the best movie of all time...

*shrugs*

Like i said though, I didnt like the movie, but i accept that it is a favorite of most hockey fans....but not everybody loves it, thats all i wanted to say.
Fair enough. I still say 'Shot' is one of the best sports movies ever. That was being said long before IMDB showed up. Remember, those ratings are mostly the younger generations voting, still lots of old timers who dont do silly things like vote on IMDB

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The movie Net Worth was very good. Deals with the players first attempt at organizing and how they were put down and divided by ownership. It captures the era perfectly.

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I am convinced that if I made a documentary about the Holy Cross club hockey team(which some of my buddies are on), it would closely resemble Slapshot. In one game, only 10 players showed up, and 5 of them got kicked out. 5 guys played the whole 3rd period. At one game, the "Penalties" box of the scoresheet was filled up halfway through the 3rd period.



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For those who don't know, Avery played a Rangers player in The Rocket before he really became a Ranger. He played a goon that Richard beat up.

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Slapshot has soul. And I love the way Reggie Dunlop always saw the silver lining, like the way he never gave up on getting his wife back.

Kind of a beautiful losers motif to this movie, that's why it is so loved. Like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, one of my favourite movies, hockey is just the theme that made me see it in the first place.

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I too put nothing into IMDB's ratings. Any time a good movie comes out in the last 5 years, it always shoots into the top 20 all-time movies. Most of the people who rank movies on there are all about what have you done for me lately - like a lot of the internet.

I personally love Slapshot, but Miracle and The Rocket are outstanding too. Youngblood is good for some unintentional comedy, but it doesn't come near those.

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Great movie, watched it as a kid and didnt get alot of it.. watched it again recently and fell on my ass laughing.

Miracle is phenominal, but Slapshot is the original. Its old school. its what drunk men at sports bars or basements when talk about when they talk about sports movies.

both took place in an era before I was born, but I can still connect with each in a different way.

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