Youngblood 1986

Youngblood

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Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) is an exceptionally skilled young ice hockey player trying to make a name in the Canadian Junior Hockey circuit and impress scouts from the National Hockey League. However, he becomes bullied by goon Carl Racki (George Finn), a dirty player who has injured Dean's teammate and friend, Derek (Patrick Swayze). After Dean returns to his childhood home deflated, his father (Eric Nesterenko) tries to toughen up the hockey prodigy for a rematch with Racki.

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  • Aug 08, 2017
    Lowe is well cast in the lead and gives the film a character who is flawed but interesting. The film isn't a classic by any means, the support cast is hit and miss, while the director seems intent on making the film comical. The ice hockey scenes are the real treat and that's where the film shines. The film plays out like most 80s films and is quite over the top but never at the expense of boring the audience. Not without its flaws this cult film has a core audience that has lived on over time, just remember that there isn't a lot of great ice hockey films out there. The film plays out like a Top Gun on ice with Swayze and Lowe giving it all as the bromance two of the film. 08-08-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2010
    I saw this sports romance movie on TV about a month ago, and I thought it was pretty good, especially with the two hot stars Lowe and Swayze, but it could've been better, less predictable, I mean.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2010
    It's really 80s oriented and completely ridiculous half of the time, but there's a really good story within it as well. Rob Lowe parades around as the ultimate beefcake and Brat Pack star at the time, learning from the wise ways of Patrick Swayze. I think it's accessible to people that like sports movies and also people that don't like them because it's just as much a coming of age and love story.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2009
    When you have a movie that deals primarly with hockey fights, it probably would've been a wise move to cast someone a little tougher than Rob Lowe. Lowe plays Dean Youngblood, a hotshot young hockey player who gets a tryout with a minor league team, The Hamilton Mustangs. After winning a spot on the team, he learns that it takes more than fast skating and slapshots to make it in hockey. Patrick Swayze assumes the role of mentor, although his teachings are cut short when he is severly injured after a cheap shot during a game. It's here that the movie runs into its biggest problem...trying to make Rob Lowe tough. He goes through some Rocky-like training with his father and older brother in an effort to avenge Swayze. However, even after this training, it's obvious that Lowe has no idea how to throw a punch. So when the big fight comes, it's like watching Pee Wee Herman square off against Arnold Schwarzenegger. So that aspect of the movie fails miserably. Other than that though, it's a pretty solid movie. All of the actors know how to handle themselves on the ice, and are totally believable as hockey players. Ed Lauter is a standout as the hard as nails coach with a smart mouth, who also happens to be the father of Lowes love interest, played by the very cute Cynthia Gibb. So some good hockey, good characters, and a very welcome nude scene with Ms Gibb, and you've got yourself a tight little hockey picture. Just be sure to turn your suspension of disbelief up to the max when the movie asks you to accept Lowe as a brawler.
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