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The Deadliest Season (1977)

Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

Tom King (story), Ernest Kinoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Gerry Miller
Kevin Conway ... George Graff
Meryl Streep ... Sharon Miller
Sully Boyar ... Tom Feeney
Jill Eikenberry ... Carole Eskanazi
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... District Attorney Horace Meade
Mason Adams ... Bill Cavins
Paul D'Amato ... Dave Eskanazi
Ron Weyand Ron Weyand ... Judge Reinhardt
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ... Rene Beauvois
Mel Boudrot Mel Boudrot ... Coach Bryant
Rudy Hornish Rudy Hornish ... Walters
Dino Narizzano Dino Narizzano ... Referee Merritt
Alan North ... Detective Forscher
George Petrie ... President MacCloud
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiges Eis See more »

Filming Locations:

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Meryl Streep's film debut. See more »

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One of the best made-for-TV movies ever made!
16 October 2002 | by JimHammondSee all my reviews

This movie was true professionalism, and one does not need to be a hockey fan to enjoy it. It ranks right up there with the best of its genre, movies such as "Rich Man, Poor Man", "The Jericho Mile", "Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster", "Heart of Steel" and "The Day After". Kevin Conway gives perhaps the best performance of his career, and Merly Streep lights up the screen with her beauty and grace. If this movie is available on video, give it a shot.


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