Net Worth (1995 film)

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Net Worth
Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti
Produced by Bernie Zuckerman
Gail Carr
Written by Don Truckey
Phil Savath
David Cruise
Allison Griffiths
Starring Aidan Devine
Kevin Conway
R.H. Thomson
Al Waxman
Distributed by Morningstar Entertainment Inc.
Release date
Running time
92 min.
Country Canada
Language English

Net Worth is a 1995 television film that starred Aidan Devine, Al Waxman, R.H. Thomson and Kevin Conway. It was directed by Jerry Ciccoritti from a script written by Don Truckey, Phil Savath, David Cruise and Allison Griffiths. Screenplay by David Cruise.

Plot summary[edit]

Based on the true story of the Detroit Red Wings' Ted Lindsay, a nine-time NHL All-Star who, along with Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens, headed up a small group of players in a battle to protect the rights of players against monopolistic NHL owners of the 1950s era, including Bruce Norris of the Red Wings, Conn Smythe of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and James D. Norris of the Chicago Black Hawks as well as NHL president, Clarence Campbell. The film focuses on the conflict between Lindsay and Jack Adams, Detroit's general manager, as well as Lindsay's struggle to win over the trust and support of the players, including Lindsay's long-time teammate, the legendary Gordie Howe, amidst coercion and threats from the league and the owners. Lindsay's efforts would ultimately result in the formation of the NHL Players Association.

Awards and honors[edit]

Gemini Awards[edit]

The film won four Gemini Awards presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and was nominated in a further four categories.

  • Gemini Award (1997) for Best Costume Design (Tulla Nixon)
  • Gemini Award (1997) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program (Carl Marotte)
  • Gemini Award (1997) for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series (George Roulston)
  • Gemini Award (1997) for Best Production Design or Art Direction (Arthur Harriot)

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