Hockey Night (1984 film)

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Hockey Night
Written byJack Blum, Paul Shapiro
Directed byPaul Shapiro
StarringMegan Follows, Yannick Bisson, Rick Moranis
Theme music composerFred Mollin
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Martin Harbury
Running time74 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)CINAR
DistributorDHX Media
Original networkCBC
Original releaseDecember 14, 1984 (Canada)

Hockey Night is a 1984 Canadian coming-of-age television drama film by Canadian screenwriters Jack Blum and Paul Shapiro. It stars Megan Follows, Yannick Bisson, and Rick Moranis. It was released on December 14, 1984.[1]

The film was shot primarily in Parry Sound, Ontario, and arena scenes were filmed at the Centennial Arena in North York, Ontario. It was the feature film debut of future Murdoch Mysteries star Yannick Bisson, and was an early screen appearance for Canadian stage and screen star Megan Follows. [2]


Cathy Yarrow arrives in Parry Sound, Ontario with her mother and sister from Toronto following the separation of her parents. As the town has no team for girls, she attends tryouts for the local boys' hockey team, and wins a spot as one of the team's goaltenders. Even after she plays well in the first couple of games, the team sponsor indicates displeasure at having a female on the team, and threatens to withdraw his sponsorship. The young players must then decide whether to continue with or without Cathy.


In an unusual step for a 1980s made-for-television movie, the film was given a 4K resolution restoration[1] in 2016 and screened theatrically in Toronto and Vancouver.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Barry Hertz (December 16, 2016). "Hockey Night: An '80s TV movie that's enthusiastically Canadian". The Globe and Mail.
  2. ^ WISE, WYNDHAM. "Yannick Bisson".
  3. ^ "Films We Like Presents the Canadian Family Classic "HOCKEY NIGHT", new 4K Restoration - Saturday Dec 17 at the Revue Cinema, Toronto — Films We Like" (Press release). Films We Like. December 6, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hockey Night [programme note]". The Cinematheque. 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.

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