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Tailing the Komets

Favorite hockey/sports movie

It's not like we've got a ton to pick from. I absolutely loved Miracle, especially after talking to Mark Wells and Steve Janaszak about it and how accurate it was. That was a fun story to write.

Also liked Mystery, Alaska, though it's totally science fiction.

C'mon, let's come up with a Top 10 list while the boys are on the road.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 03/23/2006 - 8:33pm

Here's my 10 of my favorite movies:

1. Rudy
2. Caddyshack
3. Slap Shot
4. Major League
5. Eight Men Out
6. Tin Cup
7. Bull Durham
8. Mystery, Alaska
9. Miracle
10. The Replacements

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 8:33pm

Miracle for the hockey movie
hoosiers and rudy for other sports movies.

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 9:03pm

Miracle and Slap Shot for hockey
Major League for baseball/other sports

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 10:54pm

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Slapshot yet. Other sports movies: For the Love of the Game, Blue Chips, Caddyshack, and Major League. Outside sports, what movie is better than Christmas Vacation?

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 10:55pm

My bad DL. Didn't notice your slapshot reference.

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 11:28pm

1. Miracle
2. Remeber the Titans
3. Caddyshack
4. Slap Shot 1
5. Rudy
6. Blue Chips
7. Tin Cup
8. Bull Durham
9. Mystery, Alaska
10.The Replacements

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 11:38pm

slapshot north dallas forty and the pride of the yankees

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 5:33am

In No Particular Order:

Field of Dreams
Friday Night Lights
Remember the Titans
Varsity Blues
Mystery, Alaska
Tin Cup
Major League

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 6:17am

Miracle, Rudy and Remember the Titans. They were all great movies! Every time I watch Miracle I get goosebumps. Just thinking that I knew a few of those guys makes it really hit home. I always think of Mike Eruzione who played for Toledo, and of course, Steve Janaszak and Mark Wells who played for the K's. What a bunch of guys!

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 8:42am

I love Slapshot for it's hilarity and the fact that several former Komet and IHL players are in it. Hoosiers, with it's amazing blend of history, lore and Indiana always makes my eyes water. Finally, with three daughters, I love A League of Their Own and how it shows that women are capable of doing whatever they want...the sole exception being writing their name in the snow without footprints on both sides of the letters!

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 03/24/2006 - 10:23am

Varsity Blues
Slap Shot 1
Tin Cup
Friday Night Lights

What about Road Hogs featuring cry-baby turn actor Jason Ralph?

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 10:32am

Tin Cup was very good. I never got into Bull Durham because you can either play the game or you can't, and they definitely could not play the game. Ever notice how sports movies that are based on the athletic action and not the characters almost always bomb? It's because the actors have no skill for sports.

I also tend to stay away from "Based on a true story'' stuff because they always exaggerate when there's no need. Hurricane was a great example of that. So was Remember the Titans, Rudy, even Hoosiers was beefed up quite a bit. Why not just say it's total fiction and get over it?

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 11:30am

I know we're all a little old for this now but hey guys lets not forget the Mighty Ducks! Believe me as a kid growing up with these (first two) movies always made me want to pick up a stick. Sadly, the flying V never worked....;)

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 11:52am

I get entranced every time Hoosiers, Rudy, Field of Dreams or The Sandlot are played on TNT or USA. Let's not forget about Vision Quest, a wrestling movie with Mattthew Modine. These films have something about them that transcends the fact that I already know what is going to happen, and I still continue to watch them over and over. I still get a feeling or the chills when watching Rudy or Hoosiers or listening to Al Michaels' call of the 1980 USA Olympic hockey game. I wish someone had made a movie or video montage about the 1990-1991 Komets team. That team lost the Turner Cup, but that was a hell of a season from start to finish.

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 3:39pm

What about "Youngblood" with Rob Lowe. Great hockey movie, "Carve you up Radke"

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 03/24/2006 - 3:59pm

Rocky, Happy Gilmore, Water Boy. Some that weren't mentioned. I know the Adam Sandler movies aren't really about sports, but funny. Best movies for me ever: Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part 1, Old School, just to name a few. Caddy Shack is right up there.

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 4:10pm

Youngblood was great only for Cynthia Gibb. I was determined she was going to be the first Mrs. Sebring. I know, TMI.

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 5:36pm

"Mystery, Alaska" is definitely my favorite sports movie, but "Miracle" and the Mighty Ducks trilogy are close to the top of my list, too! And of course "Slapshot," but that should go without saying. ;)

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 5:47pm

Coach Carter
Mystery Alaska
Happy Gilmore
Tin Cup

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 7:51pm

No, Scoops, Hit Somebody, Brokeback is not a sports movie.