Episode 1 - The Mighty Ducks

In the inaugural episode of Film Snuff, we tear apart a beloved classic from our childhoods, the 1992 film “The Mighty Ducks.” This movie was so popular that it spawned two sequels, an animated TV series, and a professional hockey team.

Emilio Estevez plays Gordon Bombay, a successful Minneapolis defense attorney who is haunted by a missed shot in his 1973 peewee hockey championship game. But his cynical eyes get opened when he is forced to coach a ragtag bunch of poor kids.

We wonder why the punishment for getting a DUI would be to work with children, why Gordon Bombay can’t get over missing that one shot, what the deal with creepy Hans is, and who could be writing this many newspaper articles about this peewee hockey league. We discuss how disturbing it is that Charlie insists on his mom dating his hockey coach, that the moral of this movie is having money and ringers is the only way to win, and we try to get to the bottom of Goldberg’s mysterious claim that he would soon be moving to Philly.

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This episode is sponsored by $50 Shave Club.