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Canada Russia '72 

CANADA RUSSIA '72 is shot in a fluid documentary style that effectively captures all the immediacy of the '72 hockey summit's intrigues.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mark A. Owen ...  John Ferguson 2 episodes, 2006
Sonia Laplante Sonia Laplante ...  Gabrielle Fournier 2 episodes, 2006
David Berni David Berni ...  Phil Esposito 2 episodes, 2006
Gabriel Hogan ...  Ken Dryden 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Dopud ...  Vic Hadfield 2 episodes, 2006
Sebastien Roberts ...  Rod Gilbert 2 episodes, 2006
Louis Philippe Dandenault ...  Yvan Cournoyer 2 episodes, 2006
Jeff Roop ...  Frank Mahovlich 2 episodes, 2006
Hugh Thompson ...  Gary Bergman 2 episodes, 2006
David Alexander Miller David Alexander Miller ...  Paul Henderson 2 episodes, 2006
Gerry Dee ...  Wayne Cashman 2 episodes, 2006
Chris Szarka ...  Peter Mahovlich 2 episodes, 2006
John Bregar ...  Bobby Clarke 2 episodes, 2006
Marc Savard Marc Savard ...  Serge Savard 2 episodes, 2006
Jason Thibodeau Jason Thibodeau ...  Jean-Paul Parise 2 episodes, 2006
Rob Brydges Rob Brydges ...  Bill Goldsworthy 2 episodes, 2006
Yuriy Sobeshchakov Yuriy Sobeshchakov ...  Vsevolod Gresko 2 episodes, 2006
Leo Vernik Leo Vernik ...  Vladislav Tretiak 2 episodes, 2006
Joel Cousins ...  Valeri Kharlamov 2 episodes, 2006
Sergei Nikolich Sergei Nikolich ...  Chemyshev 2 episodes, 2006
Glen Gray Glen Gray ...  Vyacheslav Starshinov 2 episodes, 2006
Albert Bondarenko Albert Bondarenko ...  Yuri Liapkin 2 episodes, 2006
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Joe Kryczka 2 episodes, 2006
Nolan Mcdonald ...  Tretiak - on ice 2 episodes, 2006
Eugene Lipinski ...  Anatoly Tarasov 2 episodes, 2006
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ...  Dick Beddoes 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Bockstael ...  Stuart Gibbons 2 episodes, 2006
Randy Thomas ...  Kompalla 2 episodes, 2006
Maxim Atanassov Maxim Atanassov ...  Russian Translator 2 episodes, 2006
Linda Brooks Linda Brooks ...  Lynda Dryden 2 episodes, 2006
McKenzi Scott McKenzi Scott ...  Arlene Hadfield 2 episodes, 2006
Micha Fardy Micha Fardy ...  Jane Bergman 2 episodes, 2006
Alina Mikholouk Alina Mikholouk ...  Anna Kharlomov 2 episodes, 2006
Ilkay Silk Ilkay Silk ...  Ambassador Meagher 2 episodes, 2006
Sheldon Garland Sheldon Garland ...  Toronto Reporter #1 2 episodes, 2006
Sebastian MacLean ...  Don Short (Boston Reporter) 2 episodes, 2006
David McClelland ...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 2006
Marshall Button Marshall Button ...  Canadian Scout 2 episodes, 2006
Tim Turnell Tim Turnell ...  Sports Commentator 2 episodes, 2006
Malcolm MacRury Malcolm MacRury ...  Toronto Reporter #2 2 episodes, 2006
Douglas Bell Douglas Bell ...  Boston Reporter #2 2 episodes, 2006
Wally MacKinnon Wally MacKinnon ...  Team Doctor 2 episodes, 2006
Chisholm Pothier Chisholm Pothier ...  Radio Reporter 2 episodes, 2006
Andrea Roy Andrea Roy ...  Rod Gilbert's Brother 2 episodes, 2006
Tania Rudolph Tania Rudolph ...  Swedish Nurse 2 episodes, 2006
Christian Soucy Christian Soucy ...  Canadian Fan with Horn 2 episodes, 2006
Kim Dunn Kim Dunn ...  Game Six Journalist 2 episodes, 2006
Misha Nosachenko Misha Nosachenko ...  Russian Boy 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Bravener Mike Bravener ...  Russian Trainer 2 episodes, 2006
Judah Katz ...  Alan Eagleson 2 episodes, 2006
Walter Learning Walter Learning ...  Charlie Hay 2 episodes, 2006
Jimmy MacKinley Jimmy MacKinley ...  Russian Soldier 2 episodes, 2006
Jamie Reid Jamie Reid ...  Esposito heckler 2 episodes, 2006
Booth Savage ...  Harry Sinden 2 episodes, 2006
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In 1972, a historical ice hockey game tournament is arranged where the cream of Canada's professional stars of the National Hockey League would play against the best of the Soviet Union's. Although Canada and the USSR have faced off repeatedly on the amateur level before, most of Canada is smugly convinced that the Soviets will be no match for the pros. However, that assumption is forcefully shot down when Team Canada is soundly trounced in the first game by the skilled Soviet Union team. What follows is a bitter struggle as Team Canada fights to recover in a series that would change Canadian hockey's self-image and history forever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

CBC [Canada]

Country:

Canada

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English | Russian | French

Release Date:

2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Канада - СССР 1972 See more »

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(2 parts)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Walter Learning, known for his shock of silver hair, had his head shaved daily to emulate the bald pate of Hockey Hall of fame founder Charlie Hay. See more »

Quotes

Phil Esposito: You know what? These guys are such hypocrites, you know? Thay all want the same things we do: Nice car, big house. But they just won't admit it becasue they're commies.
Wayne Cashman: Yeah, you tell 'em, Espo.
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Referenced in The 2016 Carleton Cup (2016) See more »

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OK but not great
14 April 2006 | by robt-fisherSee all my reviews

Watching this movie was difficult because of the shooting style used. Far too jumpy and with some pretty strange camera angles. I know they were trying to use a documentary style but the jumpiness of the cameras and the editing make it harder to watch and get a feel for what is going on. There wasn't a lot of flow, especially in the first of the two parts. The best parts of the film were the behind the scenes looks. The thoughts and actions of the players, coaches, politicians behind the scenes were definitely interesting. Unfortunately we don't know how much of it was accurate and how much of it was dramatised but hopefully they kept it as accurate as possible. Was The Big M (that's Frank Mahovlich) really that paranoid? Did Paul Henderson really just call Peter Mahovlich off and jump on the ice to score the winning goal in game 8? It would have been good if they had given some time to some of the other players who didn't play. There was no mention, for example, of Bobby Orr, yet he practised and travelled with the team but couldn't play because he was coming off knee surgery and didn't have medical clearance. Getting some insight into what he was thinking and how difficult it must have been to watch would have been interesting.


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