Score: A Hockey Musical
|Score: A Hockey Musicall|
Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Michael McGowan|
|Produced by||Jody Colero|
|Screenplay by||Michael McGowan|
|Music by||Jonathan Goldsmith|
|Edited by||Roderick Deogrades|
|Distributed by||Mongrel Media|
Seventeen-year-old Farley Gordon has led a sheltered life, home-schooled and isolated by his parents. His closest friend is Eve, their next door neighbour. When his skill at hockey is realised, Farley is signed to a major hockey league and achieves instant fame and success. But pressure from his coach and teammates and a changing relationship with Eve begin to create intense strain in Farley's life.
- Noah Reid as Farley Gordon
- Allie MacDonald as Eve
- Olivia Newton-John as Hope Gordon
- Marc Jordan as Edgar Gordon
- Nelly Furtado as an ardent hockey fan
- Stephen McHattie as Walt Acorn
- K. Trevor Wilson as shirtless fan
- John Pyper-Ferguson as Coach Donker
- John Robinson as Ace
- Dru Viergever as Moose
- Chris Ratz as Maurice
- George Stroumboulopoulos as an arena announcer
- Evan Solomon as himself
- Brandon Firla as Don Mohan
- Gianpaolo Venuta as Marco
- Steve Kouleas as himself
- Wesley Morgan as a sensitive player
- Marc Trottier as Jean Luc, the Braces goalie
- Paul O'Sullivan as a doctor
- Walter Gretzky as himself
- Theo Fleury as himself
- John McDermott as himself
- Hawksley Workman as Gump
- Thomas Mitchell as Darryl
The soundtrack to Score: A Hockey Musical contains 21 songs:
- "O Hockey Canada (O Canada)" by John McDermott and Canadian Children's Opera Company Written by Marco DiFelice, Jonathan Goldsmith and Michael McGowan
- "Darryl vs. The Kid" Written by Barenaked Ladies and McGowan
- "Best Friends" Written by DiFelice, Emilie Mover, Benjamin Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Frozen Toe" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
- "Hugs" by Olivia Newton-John Written by Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky and Marc Jordan
- "Give it a Shot" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Buck 55" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Kraft Dinner" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Baboons" Written by DiFelice, Jody Colero, Alexander Andresen and McGowan
- "Donker's Dilemma" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Boyfriends" Written by DiFelice, Brent Barkman, Colero and McGowan
- "Pacifism Defence" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton and McGowan
- "Ordinary Boy" Written by DiFelice, Ryan Corrigan and McGowan
- "Boy in the Bubble" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan and McGowan
- "Dead and Done" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan and McGowan
- "Toe to Toe" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan and McGowan
- "Legends" Written by DiFelice, Benjamin, Pinkerton, Jordan and McGowan
- "Eve's a Goddess" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan, Amy Sky and McGowan
- "Hockey, The Greatest Game in the Land (Movie Version)" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, Colero and McGowan
- "Time Stand Still" by Nelly Furtado Written by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart
- "Hockey, The Greatest Game in the Land (Radio Edit)" by Hawksley Workman Written by Colero, McGowan, DeFelice, Pinkerton and Hawksley Norman
The DVD was released on January 18, 2011.
Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave Score: A Hockey Musical two and-a-half stars out of four saying: "Score isn’t deep and there’s no danger of it becoming a global phenomenon. But it’s as true a crowd-pleaser, one that doesn't require season tickets to the Maple Leafs to appreciate." Stephen Cole of The Globe and Mail gave the film three stars out of four, praising McGowan's direction of its genre saying: "McGowan's (Saint Ralph) wondrous achievement here is making a discarded genre seem like ready-made fun. He does so by creating a playful satire of musicals, while somehow - this is the hard part - capturing the charm that made song and dance movies so popular." Other reviews were less positive. Greig Dymond of CBC said the film is "marred by weak lyrics, even weaker melodies and a number of actors who probably shouldn’t be singing in public." Will Sloan of Exclaim! said the film "fails resoundingly on every level" and "that it was selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival is embarrassing."
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- Peter Howell (October 22, 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical: The perils of losing your (Don) Cherry". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
- Stephen Cole (October 22, 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical: It's love on skates". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
- Greig Dymond (October 21, 2010). "Review: Score: A Hockey Musical". CBC. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- Will Sloan (October 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 23, 2014.