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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los campeones 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,170,358, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$22,936,273
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1993. See more »

Goofs

In the final seconds of the game, the announcer says that Conway has a breakaway, in the next shot, we see a Warriors player in front of Conway. See more »

Quotes

Julie Gaffney: [about Coach Orion] I heard he was a Buddhist. You know, like Kung Fu or Richard Gere.
Ken Wu: Kung Fu wasn't a Buddhist. He was a Trappist monk.
Russ: Are you talking about the old "Kung Fu" or "The Further Adventures of the New Kung Fu"?
Dwayne: Y'all watch too much TV.
Russ: Shoot, that's the safest thing to do in my hood.
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Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Detention (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet #5 In E Major
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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Uplifting
8 September 2002 | by jhazelett72See all my reviews

I'm not sure exactly why so many people think of the Mighty Ducks movies as silly and pointless. I was never good at sports, but I have always believed that, with proper coaching, any sport could teach children and teenagers about life. The third installment of this series, directed more toward teenagers than anyone else, really shows how teamwork and positive thinking can overcome obstacles and help them grow. I have seen D3 many times and yet as I recently bought the DVD and watched it again, I couldn't help but cheer for the Ducks.


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