The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard


2h 3m 2006

Brief Synopsis

As a young boy from blue collar Quebec, Maurice Richard had a dream to play in the National Hockey League. Beneath his soft spoken, working-class exterior burned a tenacity and passion that transformed this young factory worker into "The Rocket." In the 1950s pre-helmet days of hockey, The Rocket pl

Film Details

Also Known As
Maurice Richard, Rocket, The, Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

As a young boy from blue collar Quebec, Maurice Richard had a dream to play in the National Hockey League. Beneath his soft spoken, working-class exterior burned a tenacity and passion that transformed this young factory worker into "The Rocket." In the 1950s pre-helmet days of hockey, The Rocket played with a finesse, speed and conviction that made him a legend. A man of the people, denied equal rights in a culturally-divided nation and ridiculed by critics as "too frail to play hockey," Maurice Richard defied all odds to become the first player to ever score 50 goals in 50 games. His tireless fight on and off the ice ignited and forever changed a generation.

Film Details

Also Known As
Maurice Richard, Rocket, The, Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 30, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 19, 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (2007 Best of Fest, World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.

Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 1-10, 2007.

Released in United States Fall November 30, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 19, 2006

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (2007 Best of Fest, World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 1-10, 2007.)