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Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

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Hockey great Gordie Howe retired after 25 winning seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. But he realized that retirement just didn't work for him. When his son's were drafted to the Houston Aeros, he came out of retirement to join the team. He was written off by many, who thought he was too old to be playing competitively. Through hard work, perseverance, and the loving support of his wife and family, he and his sons managed to prove the critics wrong by winning several championships for the team.

Product Details

  • Actors: Michael Shanks, Kathleen Robertson, Lochlyn Munro, Emma Grabinsky, Martin Cummins
  • Directors: Andy Mikita
  • Producers: Ian Dimerman, Brendan Ferguson, Brendon Sawatzky
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Arc Entertainment
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CO4ACDA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,863 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Ferrigno on June 1, 2013
Format: DVD
Most of us were to young to actually see Gordie Howe play. He retired from hockey (NHL) in 1971. Then in 1973 he decided to make his dream come true and play with his sons on the same team.
The movie really shows how strong his wife was....She had the financial smarts and gave Gordie the support he needed (eventually..lol) You get a closer look at Gordie and the Howe family. It's more than just a hockey movie, it's the true events of the Howe family.
The hockey scene's were ok, wish they could have added a little more hockey into it.
After watching this movie I had much more respect for Gordie...the man and the hockey player.
Overal 4 out 5 stars. (More hockey scene's would have brought it to a 4.5 of 5 stars)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DaveZig on June 29, 2013
Format: DVD
I caught this just as it started on of all channels - Lifetime and really liked it. I love the history of the World Hockey Association (WHA), and have seen the old clips, but to see the Aeros jerseys, the Whalers, the Jets (with Bobby Hull and the pissing contest that they had with each other) Cleveland Crusaders (with accurately depicted with Gerry Cheevers in goal) it was amazing! I thought that it was really well done for a made for TV movie, with a lot of passion. Andy Mikita does a great job, bringing back 1973. I'm glad that the Red Wings and the NHL allowed the use of true logos and names (including the Oilers, who originally started off in the WHA). Even some of the old known stories were included, like when Marty gets drafted after Mark and someone in the room yells..."hey are you going to draft Colleen next?" (Marty and Mark's mom) I enjoyed it from start to finish and it is a great story. I am purchasing this movie when it comes out immediately. If you like hockey, then you will like this movie
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Dill on July 7, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Kudos to Michael Shanks for his take on the Gordie Howe story. Frankly, I can take or leave hockey, but I found the story well paced and interesting. Shanks really made Gordie likeable and his story worthwhile even to non-hockey fans. Given the amount of violence in hockey, and given Gordie's history, I was at first slow to have the family view this, but the movie depicted it in such a way that everything was still perfectly presentable to the whole family.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roger Zelazny Fan on June 16, 2014
Format: DVD
I did not like this film as it did not portray Gordie Howe in a flattering way.
In fact the guys who were running the hockey league thought that he was
getting to old. Typical Hallmark film shows, and this one was realllly bad!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sedonasky on July 20, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Bought this for a friend who is a die hard Gordie Howe fan and we watched it together when it was on the movie channel and it was the worst presentation of Gordie. I should have returned the DVD when I received it as it was on pre-order, sadly I did not. It does not represent how he lived his life in all details, just some that were not flattering and while he wasn't perfect, he is a legend for the Red Wing Fans and they have to be disappointed also. If you are a Gordie Howe fan do not buy this. I am not a Gordie Howe fan and I didn't like it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen Williams on March 13, 2015
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Poorly done!! Actor definitely did not get Gordie's personality or the family.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a movie that is long overdue. As season ticket holders next to the Aeros bench we saw the difference the Howes made to the team. Shanks did a good job as he did show both the anger when a team took cheap shots at one of his boys. He also showed the lighter side of the family life. My dad moved us down to Texas in the late 50s from Detroit where the Howes were top sports family there. So with all the background information in the movie about how the Red Wings stripped the walls after they all came to Houston was new to me.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris B on November 19, 2014
Format: DVD
I got to watch Mr. Hockey just the other night for the very first time and although I am not a hockey fan, found the film quite appealing and interesting. I am not altogether out of touch with the game and do, therefore, recognize one of the greatest names ever to play the game. I may have come in knowing next to nothing about him but I came out the other end appreciating, very much, the type of man, player, husband and father he was and, in my opinion, I think Michael Shanks did a stand-out job portraying Gordie Howe. I cannot however, say much about the production of this film or the bulk of the cast either. Shanks was the only character that completely inhabited his part. Kathleen Robertson was good but far too young for the part of the 40 year old Colleen Howe. In my estimation the production was an unprofessional shambles from the rest of the casting to the direction and writing plus
the clothing, make-up and hair styles of the era in which Gordie joined his sons in signing on with the WHA and the Houston (Howeston) Aeros team in 1973. Colleen Howe looked to be about 22 years of age instead of 40, which she would have been in 1973 having been born in 1933! We first see her in 1973 wearing a pair of gray suede heels designed in the next millennium! An obvious oversight?!?! The make-up used was all wrong for her and she wore an excruciating amount of it for the time. Instead of aging her a bit they made her up as though she were a flawless Barbie type Kewpie doll...and it was a huge mistake! The polyester clothing was particularly bad and out of step, even for the 70's and the fright wigs, especially the one donned by Bobby Hull, were
annoyingly laughable than in any way real. This was film designed to depict one year of his life...the 1973 season.
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