D2: The Mighty Ducks

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994 Movie)

“D2: The Mighty Ducks” is a 1994 sports comedy film and the second installment in “The Mighty Ducks” film series. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Sam Weisman. The movie continues the story of the young hockey team, the Ducks, as they head to represent the United States in the Junior Goodwill Games.

In “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” the original Ducks team members are invited to join Team USA for the Junior Goodwill Games in Los Angeles. The team is coached by their mentor, Gordon Bombay, played by Emilio Estevez. However, the team faces challenges as they struggle to come together as a cohesive unit due to the addition of new players from different backgrounds and playing styles.

As Team USA, the Ducks face off against talented teams from around the world, including Iceland, a dominant force in the sport. The movie showcases the players’ journey as they learn the value of teamwork, friendship, and sportsmanship. It also emphasizes the importance of staying true to their identity and playing the game with heart.

Throughout the film, the Ducks face various obstacles, both on and off the ice, as they strive to prove themselves as a formidable team. They learn to embrace their unique skills and qualities, ultimately transforming into a united and skilled hockey team.

“D2: The Mighty Ducks” received positive reviews from audiences and was a commercial success. It further popularized the Ducks franchise, solidifying its place as a beloved family sports series. The film’s success led to the production of a third installment, “D3: The Mighty Ducks,” and a successful animated TV series based on the team’s adventures.

Fun Facts

  • In “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” the character Russ Tyler, played by Kenan Thompson, is known for his signature “Knuckle Puck” shot. The shot is famous for its spinning technique and unorthodox style, making it a memorable moment in the movie.
  • The film featured real-life NHL hockey players as extras during the championship game scenes. This added an authentic touch to the hockey action, and several professional players can be spotted on the ice.
D2 The Mighty Ducks

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $45.6 million
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  • Emilio Estevez: Gordon Bombay
  • Kathryn Erbe: Michelle McKay
  • Michael Tucker: Mr. Tibbles
  • Jan Rubeš: Jan
  • Carsten Norgaard: Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson
  • Maria Ellingsen: Maria
  • Joshua Jackson: Charlie Conway
  • Elden Henson: Fulton Reed
  • Shaun Weiss: Greg Goldberg
  • Brandon Adams: Jesse Hall
  • Matt Doherty: Les Averman
  • Vincent Larusso: Adam Banks
  • Garette Ratliff Henson: Guy Germaine
  • Marguerite Moreau: Connie Moreau
  • Colombe Jacobsen: Julie “The Cat” Gaffney
  • Aaron Lohr: Dean Portman
  • Ty O’Neal: Dwayne Robertson
  • Kenan Thompson: Russ Tyler
  • Mike Vitar: Luis Mendoza
  • Justin Wong: Ken Wu
  • Scott Whyte: Gunnar Stahl
  • Patrick Goudy: Knucklepuck watcher
  • Sean Goudy: Knucklepuck watcher


  • Director: Sam Weisman
  • Producer: Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner
  • Music: J. A. C. Redford

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