The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks (also known as D1: The Mighty Ducks and in the UK as Champions) is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film about a youth league hockey team, directed by Stephen Herek and starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by The Kerner Entertainment Company and Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the first film in The Mighty Ducks film series. In some countries, the home release copies were printed with the title as The Mighty Ducks Are the Champions to avoid confusion with the title of the sequel.
Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is an arrogant but successful Minneapolis defense attorney. After his 30th successful case, he celebrates by going out drinking, but is arrested for drunk driving and sentenced to 500 hours of community service by coaching the local "District 5" Pee-Wee hockey team. Bombay has an unpleasant history with the sport: as a youth in 1973, he was the Hawks’ star player but, struggling with the loss of his father, he missed a penalty shot in the championship game, disappointing his hyper-competitive coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). The Hawks went on to lose in overtime, becoming one of their only championship defeats.
|editor||John F. Link Larry Bock|
|keywords||arrest basil mcrae coach community service danny tamberelli defense attorney dive drink drive drunk driving enforcer fair play figure skating game head coach how to listen lose minnesota north stars minor ice hockey national hockey league nhl north star pee-wee hockey penalty shot sibling skate sportsmanship struggle vincent larusso win|
|producer||Jon Avnet Jordan Kerner|
|productionCompany||Avnet–Kerner Productions Touchwood Pacific Partners Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|recordedAt||Bloomington Coon Rapids Minneapolis New Hope Saint Paul St. Cloud|