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|Rating: NR ||Length: 124 mins. ||Year: 2005 |
|Cast: Roy Dupuis, Julie LeBreton, Stephen McHattie |
Maurice "The Rocket" Richard’s journey to legendary hockey hero status is a story destined for the big screen. Complete with rises and falls and endless perserverence, Richard’s story depicts his unwaivering respect for the sport and the humble way in which he carried his athletic gifts. The Rocket is an ideal movie for hockey fans or anyone who can appreciate a lesson in what really defines a champ.
S.I.M Rating: 9.09 out of 10
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- Maurice Richard number (9) has been retired by the Montreal Canadiens.
- The Rocket was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.
- Was considered the "Babe Ruth" of hockey. Richard was the most dominate player of his era and any prior.
- In 1996 Richard was given the longest ovation in the city’s history during the ceremony for the closing of the Montreal Forum.
- Richard was a 14 time All-Star, led the league in scoring 5 times and played on 8 Stanley Cup teams.
- The following NHLers made cameos in this film: Sean Avery, Vincent Lecavalier; Mike Ricci, Ian Laperierre and Stephane Quintal.
User Reviews [Review this film]
"Sports Classic . Excellent! A truly great sports biopic. Maurice "The Rocket" Richard was one bad dude. Richard continued to overcome adversity. This film was Cinderella Man meets Rudy. Roy Dupuis plays Richard perfectly. The emotion was real and hockey play authentic. The film worked hard and successfully brought out the key events in Richards life." –Jason of SportsInMovies.com
"Sports Classic. Since most Americans are not big hockey fans, this movie is not well known over here in the States. This is to bad. This movie should go down as one of the best sports movies of all time, up there with "Rudy", "Seabiscut" and "Raging Bull" hand downs!!! The acting, direction, costumes, lighting and most of all…the action/skating and filmography…..award winning to say the least. A great biopic, a great movie and the best hockey movie ever made. A must see by all." –Jesse Felzien
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