Variety - 10/07/1996
"...Entertaining....It's chock full of homilies, youthful hijinx and sound moral observations....[An] enjoyable third romp..."
The Ducks get scholarships to a snooty prep school, and now they've got to prove themselves to their fellow students and their new coach. Off-ice pranks give way to on-ice action in this final entry in the against-all-odds hockey saga.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
D3: The Mighty Ducks
Emilio Estevez and the original Ducks are back in this fast-moving comedy starring the most popular hockey team in movie history! After the Ducks win scholarships to a snooty private school, Coach Bombay (Estevez) announces that he's moving on to greener pastures with the Goodwill Games. Shortly after the team arrives at Eden Hall Academy, they inherit a new coach who turns out to be their worst nightmare when he strips Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) of his position as captain! Then, with their scholarships on the line, they face their toughest rival -- the 10-time championship varsity team! The Ducks and their opponents engage in a series of hilarious pranks to warm up for their battle on the ice. And in a thrilling and climactic third-period battle, the Ducks must prove why they are called the Mighty Ducks! "The quack attack is back!" (USA Today) -- and D3 will have you and your family cheering!
In this third installment of the "Mighty Ducks" series, the misfit hockey playing kids are now teens, attending a tony private school on scholarships. However, they have a new coach, as Gordon Bombay has left his post to work for the Goodwill Games. But Bombay, a lawyer, decides to represent his old team when they start losing and the school threatens to throw them out. The teens face another uphill battle when they must play an older, more ruthless team, who are looking to cook the Ducks. Will the school force the team to fly the coop' And can these gutsy young athletes defy the odds and defeat their foes'
Campus Life |
Coming Of Age |
Personal Triumph |
Released theatrically in the USA October 4, 1996.
Color by Technicolor.
Jack White served as the hockey choreographer and technical adviser.