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BEST: #5
Text: Allan Muir, SI.com

BEST: #5

Mystery, Alaska (1999)

SI.com's Home Ice blogger Allan Muir has chosen the five best and five worst hockey movies of all-time. Here are his takes on each:

A love letter to the sport from writer David E. Kelley (best known for Boston Legal and the criminally under-appreciated Lake Placid), this little gem packs in a lot of crisp banter, strong performances from Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria and Maury Chaykin while managing to avoid most of the sports movie cliches. Some of the hockey scenes border on the hyperbolic, but that one rough edge is smoothed over by Mike Myers' turn as a Don Cherry manque who utters the memorable line, "If you don't play this game with a big heart and a big bag of knuckles in front of the net, you don't got dinky do."


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