Net Worth (1995 film)
|Directed by||Jerry Ciccoritti|
|Produced by||Bernie Zuckerman
|Written by||Don Truckey
|Distributed by||Morningstar Entertainment Inc.|
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.
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
- Gemini Award (1997) for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program (Jerry Ciccoritti)
- Gemini Award (1997) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program (Al Waxman)
- Gemini Award (1997) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program (Aidan Devine)
- Gemini Award (1997) for Best TV Movie (Bernard Zuckerman)
- 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)