The Mighty Ducks

1992 PG 1h 40m DVD

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The Mighty Ducks

1992 PG 1h 40m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Joss Ackland
  • Lane Smith
  • Heidi Kling
  • Josef Sommer
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Elden Henson
  • Shaun Weiss
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Reviews

age 11+

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."

Violence

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.

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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