The Rocket (2005)

PG 2005-10-25 (CA) Drama 2h 4m
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Overview

In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his team and the fans. In the face of these doubts, Richard eventually shows the kind of aggressive and skillful play that would make him one of the greatest players of all time as "The Rocket." However for all his success, Richard and his fellow French Canadians face constant discrimination in a league dominated by the English speaking. Although a man of few words, Richard begins to speak his own mind about the injustice which creates a organizational conflict that would culminate in his infamous 1955 season suspension that sparks an ethnic riot in protest. In the face of these challenges, Richard must decide who exactly is he playing for.

  1. Charles Binamé

    Director

  2. Ken Scott

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Roy Dupuis

    Roy Dupuis

    Maurice Richard

  2. Julie Le Breton

    Julie Le Breton

    Lucille Richard

  3. Stephen McHattie

    Stephen McHattie

    Dick Irvin

  4. Michel Barrette

    Michel Barrette

    Père Norchet

  5. Rémy Girard

    Rémy Girard

    Tony Bergeron

  6. Tony Calabretta

    Tony Calabretta

    Frank Selke

  7. Philip Craig

    Philip Craig

    Tommy Gorman

  8. Paul Doucet

    Paul Doucet

    Camil Desroches

  9. Sean Avery

    Sean Avery

    Bob Dill

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The Rocket
The Rocket

Original Title Maurice Richard

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $2,019,009.00

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