The Mighty Ducks trilogy
DIRECTED BY: Stephen Herek, Sam Weisman, Robert Lieberman
STARRING: Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Elden Henson, Joss Ackland, Brandon Quintin Adams
Year: 1992 — 1996 | Length: 340 mins | Country: USA | Certification: (PG) | Format: Digital
The Mighty Ducks : After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). The reluctant Gordon eventually grows to appreciate his team, which includes promising young Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson), and leads them to take on Reilly's tough players.
D2: The Mighty Ducks : An international competition for junior league hockey teams is being held in Los Angeles. Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is picked to lead Team U.S.A. He reunites the «Mighty Ducks,» the teen misfits he once coached to victory. This time, crass sports promoter Tibbles (Michael Tucker) tempts the Ducks to cash in on their fame in lieu of practicing, but the team eventually gets back into training and takes on Iceland and their violence-prone coach, Wolf Stansson (Carsten Norgaard).
D3: The Mighty Ducks : Having achieved a modicum of fame from their earlier adventures, all the members of the Mighty Ducks hockey team are awarded scholarships to a prestigious prep school. But they must now play in the school's uniforms and renounce their freewheeling style for the more disciplined approach of their new coach, Ted Orion (Jeffrey Nordling). After star player Charlie (Joshua Jackson) quits the team, their old coach, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), must return to reinvigorate the Ducks' spirit.