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Mystery, Alaska

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 5/9/2000
  • UPC: 717951004772
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,281

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 Jr. 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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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 31 chapter(s) covering 01:58:47
Set Up
   Spoken Languages
      English
      French
   Captions
Bonus Material
   Featurette
   Theatrical Trailer
Preview trailers
Play
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    For the Love of the Game!

    A great story for any hockey lover, or anyone who roots for the underdog. Witty, charming and some great hockey scenes! The way the game should be played!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Mystery Alaska

    Mystery Alaska
    Cookie cutter sports drama leading up to the big win. I like the way the movie brought the audience into the world of small town Alaska hockey. But I wouldn't watch it twice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved this show

    In a world full of movies about basketball, football, and soccer.......I found this movie to be a relief for the hockey fan. I liked the characters and the theme of the movie. Unlike the Mighty Ducks and Slap Shot series. This one seemed geared for adults

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