For those of you that grew up in the 90s, you may remember the famous Mighty Ducks series. It turned into a series of three movies in the 90's. The coach, played by Emilio Estevez, is sentenced to community service, which leads to him coaching a peewee hockey team. The original came out in 1992, then the sequels came out in 1994 and 1996.
Estevez plays Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer who is still haunted by losing a pee-wee hockey game as a kid. The character's name is a combination of two different brands of gin: Gordon's and Bombay. When he gets arrested for drunk-driving, he gets sentenced to community service. He coaches the losing team into winning one as he gets the kids to trust him. He also renames the team as "The Ducks." Naturally, they face off against Bombay's old coach and his current team in the finals game. There is even a real hockey team, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, owned by Disney and named after the team in the movie.
Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Charlie, but his parents wouldn't let him do it. Bill Murray was first tapped to play Coach Bombay, but he was deemed too old for the role. Charlie Sheen was also approached to take the role, but it went to his brother instead.
The movie follows the rise of the Ducks through the ranks of the Minneapolis Pee Wee leagues. It was a very popular family movie in its day. Find out what some of our favorite characters are up to now.
10 Shaun Weiss - Greg Goldberg
9 Marguerite Moreau - Connie
8 Garette Henson – Guy Germaine
7 Emilio Estevez – Coach Bombay
6 Joshua Jackson - Charlie Conway
5 Elden Henson - Fulton Reed
4 Matt Doherty - Lester Averman
3 Kenan Thompson - Russ Tyler
2 Jussie Smollett – Terry Hall
1 Brandon Adams – Jesse Hall
Here we have Brandon Adams who has had a decent career since being a part of the Ducks. He played the on-screen brother of Smollett's character. He was also in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, the Sandlot (another great 90s sports movie), and others. In addition, he appeared on a short-lived TV show, A Different World, along with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Moesha, and Sister, Sister. The actor not only pursued the film industry but he produces rap music under the name B-Lee. He has even done some video game voices for Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2.
Sources: IMDB; Metro.co.uk
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