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Youngblood (1986)

A 17 year old farm boy is offered an ice hockey tryout. His brother drives him to Canada. He has fast legs, slow fists, but is chosen. Will he learn to use his fists and play ice hockey the Canuck way? Will he get the coach's cute daughter?


Peter Markle


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Dean Youngblood
Cynthia Gibb ... Jessie Chadwick
Patrick Swayze ... Derek Sutton
Ed Lauter ... Murray Chadwick
Jim Youngs ... Kelly Youngblood
Eric Nesterenko Eric Nesterenko ... Blane Youngblood
George J. Finn ... Racki (as George Finn)
Fionnula Flanagan ... Miss McGill
Ken James Ken James ... Frazier
Peter Faussett Peter Faussett ... Huey Hewitt
Walker Boone Walker Boone ... Assistant Coach
Keanu Reeves ... Heaver
Martin Donlevy Martin Donlevy ... Referee Hannah
Harry Spiegel Harry Spiegel ... Thunder Bay Coach
Rob Sapienza Rob Sapienza ... Thunder Bay Asst. Coach


A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The ice... The fire... The fight... To be the best. See more »


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Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,183,292, 2 February 1986

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The motto on the wall of the Mustangs locker room that was stitched by Fraser the trainer was "Winning Isn't Everything...It's The Only Thing" See more »


In the fight scene, at end of movie between Racki and Youngblood. Youngblood pulls Racki's jersey over his head onto his arms, then punches Racki to the ice. When Racki is on the ice he isn't wearing his jersey anymore, then when he gets back up, Racki takes his jersey completely off. See more »


Jessie Chadwick: I think all hockey players should know how to read and write.
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Ice hockey, laughs and the lovely Swayze, Lowe and Reeves!
9 December 2012 | by HelenMarySee all my reviews

I love this film. It's about Ice Hockey (alwasys a good start), and an up and coming US player who goes over the border to Canada to play having been scouted, in the hope of making a career for himself. Starring Rob Lowe as the titular Dean Youngblood, Patrick Swayze as Derek Sutton the Team Captain and Cythia Gibb as the love interest, it's a typical 80's star vehicle when Rob Lowe as a member of the Brat Pack and seemed to be in everything (The Outsiders, St Elmo's Fire, About Last Night etc). Everything about it screams 80s and I'm not entirely sure it's aged well, it's shot very simply but some nice "set pieces" such as Lowe working out or skate-training sessions. The chemistry between Lowe and Swayze is brotherly, a "bromance", after the initiation at least, and they had played brothers only a few years before in The Outsiders - Darry and Sodapop Curtis.

Whilst this is a an underdog-does-good sports film, it isn't so Hollywood and without drama and it's not a typical happy ending. The skating scenes are really good, Swayze throws himself into the physicality of the role in typical fashion. I'm sure some stunt skaters were used but possibly the actors were ice-familiar anyway. Keanu Reeves has a minor (comedic, and with some great one liners) role and was a goalie at school and he plays Heaver, the goalie with the Mustangs. Much of the story is predictable but there's also a few twists, and whilst the acting isn't stunning, Gibb is the weakest link, the skating and the comedy makes this a fab film - especially the bar scene when Dean first joins the team. The love scene is a little cringeworthy (more so when I first saw this) especially in connection with the wonderful Miss McGill (Fionnula Flanagan). I guarantee you'll never hear the phrase "Room Service?" without smiling, and you'll never look at a cup of tea the same way again. LOL.

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