Youngblood

Directed by Peter Markle
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Youngblood (1986) Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe), a sensitive young farm boy, fights against the odds as he struggles to succeed in the brutal sport of ice hockey. He soon falls in love with the daughter of his no-nonsense coach, which lies at odds with the fighting which is a necessity in the sport for him to be noticed by professional hockey scouts.



Director

Peter Markle



Writers

Peter Markle (story) and

John Whitman (story)





Cast

Rob Lowe... Dean Youngblood

Cynthia Gibb... Jessie Chadwick

Patrick Swayze... Derek Sutton

Ed Lauter... Murray Chadwick

Jim Youngs... Kelly Youngblood

Eric Nesterenko... Blane Youngblood

George J. Finn... Racki (as George Finn)

Fionnula Flanagan... Miss McGill

Ken James... –Frazier

Peter Faussett... Huey Hewitt

Walker Boone... Assistant Coach

Keanu Reeves... Heaver

Martin Donlevy... Referee Hannah





Trivia

  • Peter Zezel and Steve Thomas at the time of filming were in fact actual professional NHL players. In the film, they play for the Hamilton Mustangs and in real life they both played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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