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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Steven Brill (characters), Kenneth Johnson (story) | 3 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Gordon Bombay
Jeffrey Nordling ... Coach Ted Orion
David Selby ... Dean Buckley
Heidi Kling ... Casey Conway
Joshua Jackson ... Charlie Conway
Joss Ackland ... Hans
Elden Henson ... Fulton Reed (as Elden Ryan Ratliff)
Shaun Weiss ... Greg "Goldie" Goldberg
Vincent LaRusso ... Adam Banks (as Vincent A. Larusso)
Matt Doherty ... Lester Averman
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Guy Germaine
Marguerite Moreau ... Connie Moreau
Michael Cudlitz ... Cole
Christopher Orr Christopher Orr ... Rick
Aaron Lohr ... Dean Portman
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Storyline

In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No Fear. No Limits. No Brakes. Just Ducks.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some hockey rough-housing and mild language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only film in the trilogy where Jesse Hall doesn't call Adam Banks a "Cake Eater." Since Hall does not appear in this film. Instead, Russ Tyler refers to Banks as a "Cake Eater." See more »

Goofs

Right after Charlie takes off his shoulder pads after the first practice, you can see him taking them off again when the scene changes to Connie looking at the list. See more »

Quotes

Linda: [to Charlie] Hi. Uh, will you sign a petition?
Charlie Conway: Uh... uh, yeah, sure. What's it for?
Linda: We're demanding the board change the demeaning Warrior name.
Charlie Conway: Well, "Warriors" isn't so bad, is it? I mean, you got the Indians, the Braves, the Redskins, the Blackhawks...
Linda: You're a jock, aren't you?
Charlie Conway: Yeah, I play hockey. In fact, I'm the captain of the new J.V. team.
Linda: Forget about it. All you Warrior jocks stick together.
[walks away]
Charlie Conway: But I'm not a Warrior, I'm a Duck.
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Connections

References Melrose Place (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Original Mighty Ducks Theme
Composed by David Newman
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User Reviews

A Great End To A Great Disney Sports Series
10 June 2000 | by MarkyIceSee all my reviews

This Disney film made me much happier than D2 did. I really enjoyed the way it was much more true to the first film than D2 was. This movie used examples from the first film ("He's been the captain since they played in District 5," the announcer utters during the first game.) This time, the team is shy one member (Jesse) but it really seems no different. I do still wonder what happened to all those people who played in the first movie and were never heard from again. Oh well.

In this film, it's almost a rehash of the first film. A team who cannot get it together, get a washed up hockey player who they hate to coach them and they love him...your basic family fun, Disney flick.

All in all this was a great movie, but hopefully Disney realizes that we've had enough.

*** out of ****


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D3: The Mighty Ducks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$22,955,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,955,097
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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