When college coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe, the heavily-favored Soviet team. As the U.S. squad tries to overcome insurmountable odds and win the gold medal, the team becomes a microcosm for American patriotism during the Cold War.
Release Date: February 02, 2004
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Producer: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Justis Greene
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kenneth Welsh, Sean McCann, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Nathan West, Eddie Cahill, Kenneth Mitchell, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto, Eric Peter-Kaiser, Bobby Hanson, Billy Schneider(less)
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For hockey enthusiasts too young to remember the actual event, this film's portrayal of beer guzzling young adults, some mild locker room banter and profanities, as well as hard on-ice hits may be the biggest concerns. The movie takes a while to warm up but once the puck is dropped on center ice, there's plenty of action staged by authentic hockey players including former NHL athletes Sasha Lakovic, Bill Ranford, Todd Harkins, Mike MacWilliam and Randy Heath.
Parents need to know that this movie has brief strong language and some intense sports scenes. There is a discussion of a team member's loss of a parent. Some younger viewers may be uncomfortable with the pressure Brooks puts on the team and his dismissal of a loyal player.
I personally believe this is the greatest sports film of all time. The cast was perfect and the story was accurate.October 4th, 2013 · Details
Very inspiring, phenomenal story. They did a great job filming this. The actors are believable and overall it's a solid movie.July 30th, 2012 · Details