The Rocket

2005, Movie, PG, 124 mins

The Rocket
Quebecoise filmmaker Charles Biname's crowd-pleasing sports drama is based on the true story of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard (played here by Roy Dupuis), the French-Canadian hockey legend who, during the 1944-45 season, became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games. Set in the pre-helmet days of hockey, it's a record few players have ever surpassed.

Biname begins with Richard’s humble beginnings as impoverished adolescent (Francois Langlois-Vallieres) in Montreal -- he's seen barely getting by as a factory machinist during the Depression -- and covers most of his 18-year-career playing for the Montreal Canadiens. The film concentrat...

Released: 2005 Rated: PG Length: 124 mins

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