Mystery, Alaska

Mystery, Alaska

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Director: Jay Roach

Cast: Jay Roach, Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

     
 

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A small-town team of eccentric hockey fanatics gets the chance of a lifetime as they face off against the New York Rangers in this heartwarmingly chilly sports comedy from Austin Powers director Jay Roach. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, fun-loving hockey fans will get a front row seat toSee more details below

Overview

A small-town team of eccentric hockey fanatics gets the chance of a lifetime as they face off against the New York Rangers in this heartwarmingly chilly sports comedy from Austin Powers director Jay Roach. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, fun-loving hockey fans will get a front row seat to the most unlikely challenge in hockey history in this exciting release from Hollywood Pictures Home Video. Extra features include a production featurette and an original theatrical trailer.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brendan Morgan
Mystery, Alaska is out there. Not just geographically, but in the metaphoric manner of Sicely from Northern Exposure, the titular fictional hamlet of Mystery, Alaska is just slightly off-kilter. It's also a big-time hockey town with a highly regarded amateur team. When this motley crew accepts a challenge to play the New York Rangers in a nationally televised event, you know the city slickers are in for surprises. But the fact that that Mystery, Alaska is predictable in no way keeps it from being a thoroughly enjoyable film, one bolstered by terrific performances and handsome cinematography. Aussie actor Russell Crowe, Oscar-nominated for The Insider, does a great weight-of-the-Great-White-North-on-his-shoulders turn as the scruffy town sheriff/team leader. The entire ensemble -- Hank Azaria, Lolita Davidovich, Burt Reynolds, et. al. -- benefits from cowriter/producer David E. Kelley's sense of character mischief. (His is the Emmy-winning mind behind TV's Ally McBeal and The Practice.) Director Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame managed to sneak in a hilarious cameo by the International Man of Mystery himself, Mike Myers. Let's hope he comes back if they ever make Mystery, Alaska 2.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2000
UPC:
0717951004772
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
2,545

Special Features

Production featurette; Original theatrical trailer; 5.1 surround; Widescreen [2.35:1] - enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Crowe John Biebe
Hank Azaria Charles Danner
Mary McCormack Donna Biebe
Burt Reynolds Judge Walter Burns
Colm Meaney Mayor Scott Pitcher
Lolita Davidovich Mary Jane Pitcher
Maury Chaykin Bailey Pruitt
Ron Eldard "Skank" Marden
Ryan Northcott Stevie Weeks
Michael Buie Conner Banks
Kevin Durand "Tree" Lane
Scott Grimes "Birdie" Burns
Judith Ivey Joanne Burns
Rachel Wilson Marla Burns
Mike Myers Donnie Shulzhoffer
Joshua Silberg Michael
Regan Sean O'Byrne-Macelwain Joey
Jim Fox himself
Phil Esposito himself
Doug McLeod himself
Little Richard himself
Adam Beach Galin Winetka
Cameron Bancroft 'Tinker' Connolly

Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director
George Anderson Sound Editor
Deena Appel Costumes/Costume Designer
Howard Baldwin Producer
Karen Baldwin Co-producer
John Brace Casting
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Richard Cohen Co-producer
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Andrew C. D'Addario Sound/Sound Designer
Tom E. Dahl Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Jack Gilardi Co-producer
David E. Kelley Producer,Screenwriter
Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
Linda Lowy Casting
Andrew Neskoromny Art Director
Sean O'Byrne Screenwriter
Jon Poll Editor
Shauna Robertson Associate Producer
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
1. Opening Credits/Welcome To Mystery [3:38]
2. The Saturday Game [3:38]
3. Big-Time Press [:52]
4. One Touch Critic [5:09]
5. "Word Is...Biebe's Out" [1:55]
6. An Accidental Shooting [2:19]
7. Charlie's Return Home [5:49]
8. The Town Meeting [1:37]
9. Love In A Small Town [1:34]
10. Team Justice [6:07]
11. Life In A Small Town [6:57]
12. Mohter-Daughter Talk [4:38]
13. An Embarrassing Verdict [3:22]
14. The Outsiders Arrive [1:27]
15. Just One Problem [2:31]
16. A Matter Of Heart [8:33]
17. Saying Goodbye To A Friend [6:20]
18. Bailey's Final Victory [3:06]
19. Serious Training [2:34]
20. The Rangers Arrive [1:12]
21. A Lot On The Line [3:31]
22. The Important Words [1:36]
23. Game Day [:39]
24. Pregame Ceremonies [2:15]
25. Face-Off! (A Great Start) [3:59]
26. Second Period (The Tide Turns) [3:02]
27. Third Period (Coming Back) [3:37]
28. The Final Seconds ( Winners For Sure!) [5:23]
29. Goodbyes [6:24]
30. One Last Thank-You/ End Credits [4:27]

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