Mystery, Alaska


In Mystery, Alaska, the inhabitants are born with ice skates on and improve from there. The greatest honour in the town is to be selected to play in the weekly ice hockey game. Things get exciting when the town is featured in a sports magazine, and then a top pro team from New York is invited to take them on on their home turf. Can the local boys match up to the tough city slickers?


116 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language) .
Comedy, Drama

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Credits

Cast
Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack, Burt Reynolds
Director
M. Jay Roach
ScreenplayDavid E. Kelley, Sean O'Byrne
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyPeter Deming
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byBaldwin/Cohen Productions, Rocking Chair Productions, Hollywood Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
8
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
5
The Star
Janine Walker
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
Bos Life
Jean-Pierre Pellissier
14
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
5
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
10
Rough Cut
Tom Cappello
15

What the People say

Internet
340 Netizens
13

Average .. 58%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Bill Jones (30) 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: this film is more likely to appeal to the Americans and Canadians than South Africans, given our almost total ignorance of the finer points of ice hockey. Don't be misled by the poster, the film is about ice hockey, not bonking in an igloo.

Shaun Myburg (21): This is basically ''The Mighty Ducks'' for grown-ups, nothing really surprising about it, but still good enough to spend your R18 on. Great performances by the ageing Burt Reynolds and the brilliant Russell Crowe. I just don't see this appealing to a wide enough audience though, especially when opening against Joan Of Arc.

Bill Jones (30): Excellent hockey movie with a very nice story line.






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