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Maurice Richard / The Rocket

Director:

Charles Binamé

Screenplay

Ken Scott

Producers

Daniel Louis, Denise Robert

Budget

7.5 M

Locations

Montreal, Québec, Canada

Language

French/English

Cast

Roy Dupuis (Kevin Barlow); Serge Houde (Harry Parlington); Anthony Robinow (Father Preston); Vlasta Vrana (Doctor Lowe); Grégory Hlady (The Cook); Kevin McCoy (Robbie)

Distributor

Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm

Genre

Biographic Drama

Duration

124 minutes

Release Date

November 25th, 2005

 

 

The film takes a look at Maurice Richard, the man behind the legend, from his modest beginnings to the infamous riot in the Montreal Forum in 1955.

 

Angered by a decision made by Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, banning Maurice Richard not only for the last three matches of the season but also from all the qualifying matches, the anger of the Rocket’s fans turns into a riot; violence breaks out to the great distress of their hero …. Flashback: Maurice has only ever had one desire – to play hockey. After long days working hard in a noisy factory, he puts on his skates and throws himself body and soul into the pursuit of his dream. Even more than his talent and his agility, it’s this enthusiasm and passion that will make him a legend.  Through the seasons Maurice Richard will break numerous records and each of his exploits will resonate in the hearts of the people of Quebec like a victory, a revenge against everyone who tries to prevent one of their own from reaching the peak of success.

 

What The Critics Say
Trivia
Gallery
Awards List
Genies 2007 Awards Cermony
Links

Destinations - ViaRail Magazine (PDF)

7 Jours 30th July 2005

La Presse 19th November 2005

Elle Quebec December 2005

Hour (Blood on the Ice)

Montreal Gazette 19th November 2005

The Gazette 14 February 2007

Genies 2007 Awards Ceremony - full details and photos

 

 

 

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