Legendary Detroit Red Wings goalie Terry Sawchuk played in the days where protective masks were considered unmanly. At the time of his death, he was the all-time leader among NHL goalies with 447 wins and with 103 shutouts. These records have only been surpassed by five players and his shutouts by only one person, but he will forever be the best goalie of the Original Six NHL era.
However, every save Terry makes adds one more gash to his face and means that he needs one more drink to numb the pain. Even with a wife and seven children at home, he can’t escape the depression he’s suffered since his childhood.
Kevin Pollak plays Red Wings coach Jack Adams, adding some star power to this film. Sadly, it was made with no NHL endorsement, so there are no actual jerseys or arenas in the film.
Much like Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story, this movie proves the difference between being a hard man and one that must deal with the scars of the past by any means necessary. It’s a sobering watch. And I liked the documentary style that was used to film it.
Goalie is out in theaters now and will be released on demand and DVD February 25 from Dark Star Pictures.
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