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Gordie Howe Movie

Postby suzinpgh on Fri May 03, 2013 11:24 am

I don't often watch The Hallmark Channel, but when I do, it would be to watch
a movie about Gordie Howe:

http://news.yahoo.com/gordie-howe-movie ... 18013.html

That he is 85 and still here is remarkable.
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby mikey287 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Yeah, this was on CBC last week. I'm eager to see it here, certainly a DVR candidate. I'm not expecting much, but I never turn down a chance to watch something that will help me learn hockey history...
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby suzinpgh on Sun May 05, 2013 9:50 am

This movie was actually pretty good. Focused on Gordie's time with Houston of the WHA and playing with Mark & Marty,
and Colleen's support and contributions to their success. Fabulous 70's hair and fashion, too.

However, Hollywood still hasn't figured out how to caputure on ice action on film. Other than "Miracle", it just
hasn't been done right.
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby suzinpgh on Sun May 05, 2013 9:50 am

double post.
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby columbia on Sun May 05, 2013 9:52 am

Somewhat related: did anyone watch part II of the Don Cherry saga?
I enjoyed the first part, even though it was kind of terrible.
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby mikey287 on Fri May 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Finally got around to watching this on DVR.

Um, not bad, not great though. The thing that turned me off a little bit was how Gordie was portrayed. I thought they missed on him unlike Roy Dupuis' depiction of Maurice Richard.

Gordie was a lot nicer and more humble off the ice than he was portrayed as...he seemed to get heated a little more often than he would have in my research of him...also, he wasn't dirty like that. He was a policeman, he didn't really go out of his way to just try to maim players...that wasn't accurate. He was more clandestine than the movie showed as well. Telescoping his stick, keeping his pain-dealing under wraps.

Colleen seemed to be pretty on point. She was the glue. I'm not sure, but it doesn't seem likely that Mark and Marty panned the idea of playing with their father early on...their attitude about that was awkward to me, I don't think it was realistic, but that part I don't know for certain.

Doug Harvey seemed pretty accurately portrayed in his darker years...tragic character. Lived in a railway car in his last years before he drank himself to death in late 80's...

Cool that they made a movie for a season in Gordie's life...not as amazing as The Rocket, but I'm a sponge for anything hockey...
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Re: Gordie Howe Movie

Postby Tico Rick on Fri May 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Howard Baldwin was one of the film's executive producers. That guy must really love hockey.
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