The Mighty Ducks
When a fast-talking lawyer gets a DUI, he's sentenced to community service coaching the Mighty Ducks, a kids' hockey team with a lousy record. He takes on the job as a challenge but soon vows to transform the misfits into winners.
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- Stephen Herek
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English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; region 1 encoding.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 movie about a ragtag group of young hockey players and their selfish lawyer coach who learn valuable lessons in teamwork, doing your best, and having fun while playing a sport as opposed to winning at any and all costs. There is some iffy humor throughout that might plant some bad ideas in the minds of more mischievous kids; in an early scene, for instance, a group of kids place dog excrement in a purse they find in a Dumpster with a dollar bill sticking out of the purse in the hopes that someone will pick it up and stick a hand inside it. When a man does this, he chases the kids, trips and falls on his groin area against a wooden beam, replete with "boing!" sound effects. A tween boy passes gas inside a limo, causing everyone to yell and scream and laugh. Kids find a box of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in a Dumpster and proceed to rifle through them while making excited comments and sexual innuendo. There is a reference to circumcision, and there's a scene in which a man is drinking and driving and swerves all over the road before being pulled over by the police. Profanity includes "bastards," "pissed," "hell," "suck," "weird-ass," "bitch," and "damn." Still, despite the occasional iffy humor and content, the movie does show through talk and example what happens when the positive values of sports are highlighted.
- Sexual Content
- Kids find a box of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in a Dumpster and proceed to rifle through the issues while yelling excitedly. A lawyer brags about how he "scored with the court reporter."
- Some body-checking in hockey games, some light wrestling and shoving. A boy is knocked unconscious during a game by being shoved from behind and sliding headfirst into a goalpost. In an alley, kids get into a shoving match that is broken up when a much bigger boy shows up and throws the three bullies who started it.
- Occasional swearing from kids as well as their new hockey coach in front of the kids: "bastards," "pissed," "hell," "suck," "weird-ass," "bitch," "damn." In an obvious double entendre, a science teacher asks a group of kids studying the figure representing a molecule, "What are the blue balls?" A boy tells another boy, "Why don't you play with yourself?"
- Social Behavior
- The kids on the hockey team -- as well as the hockey coach -- learn the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and playing a sport for the fun of it rather than winning at all costs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Early in the movie, a character is shown drinking and driving. He is pulled over and arrested for DUI.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it