Youngblood (1986)

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Youngblood (1986

taglineThe ice... The fire... The fight... To be the best.

Director: Peter Markle

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Ed Lauter

Drama, Romance, Sport (1h 50min)


Rated 6.1 after 11,152 votes, 51% postive reviews on 25-Jan-19.

1 win


A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.


Peter Markle (director) Rob Lowe Cynthia Gibb Patrick Swayze Ed Lauter Jim Youngs George J. Finn

Rob Lowe (Dean Youngblood), Cynthia Gibb (Jessie Chadwick), Patrick Swayze (Derek Sutton), Ed Lauter (Murray Chadwick), Jim Youngs (Kelly Youngblood), Eric Nesterenko (Blane Youngblood), George J. Finn (Racki (as George Finn)), Fionnula Flanagan (Miss McGill), Ken James (Frazier), Peter Faussett (Huey Hewitt), Walker Boone (Assistant Coach), Keanu Reeves (Heaver), Martin Donlevy (Referee Hannah), Harry Spiegel (Thunder Bay Coach), Rob Sapienza (Thunder Bay Asst. Coach), Bruce Edwards (Thunder Bay Trainer), Lorraine Foreman (Teacher), Catherine Bray (Bar Girl), Jain Dickson (Bar Girl), Barry Swatuk (Skating Guard (as Barry Swatik)), Michael Legros (Linesman), Murray Evans (Linesman), Jason Warren (Fan), Warren Dukes (Fan), Sid Lynas (Fan), Jamie McAllister (Young Fan), Jay Hanks (Young Fan), Frank Cini (Young Fan), Greg Salter (Young Fan), Howie McCarrol Jr. (Young Fan), Charlie Wasley (Young Dean), Ricky Davis (Young Kelly), Joe Bowen (Radio Announcer), Peter Zezel (Rossini, Mustang Player#1), Steve Thomas (Jordie, Mustang Player #4), Tim Salmon (Mustang Player#8), Kevin Robinson (Mustang Player#15), Dean Batute (Fan (uncredited)), Jaap Broeker (Assistant Coach (uncredited)), Steve Giannelli (Skater (uncredited))...

From the same director


Peter Markle (story), John Whitman (story), Peter Markle (screenplay)

Produced by

Mark Allan (associate producer), Peter Bart (producer), Peter Guber (executive producer), Peter Markle (producer), Jon Peters (executive producer), Stephen E. Rivkin (associate producer), Patrick Wells (producer), Lynn Isenberg (associate producer (uncredited))



It was with some trepidation that I watched this movie, I loved it as a kid, like I did "Crocodile Dundee" and it's sequel, both of which disappointed me, upon rewatching them recently.

Plot In A Paragraph: Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) a 17-year-old farmhand from New York, has dreams of playing in the National Hockey League. He is granted the chance to travel to Canada to try out for the Hamilton Mustangs. At the try-outs, Youngblood displays the talent which got him "92 goals in the New York League" but also displays a lack of physical toughness that is so prized in Canadian hockey. This weakness is pounced upon by a brutish player, Carl Racki (George J. Finn), who is also trying out for the team and engages him in a fight. Youngblood quickly learns that flashiness and pure athletic ability will not be enough to be successful in this league. Despite being beat up by by Racki, the coach opts to select Youngblood for a spot on the team. He ingratiates himself to the other players and particularly Captain Derek Sutton (Patrick Swayze) and the coach's daughter Jessie (Cynthia Gibb), its not long before Racki reappears playing for a rival team.

Rob Lowe is good as Dean Youngblood, he is pretty enough for the "pretty boy" tag and looks in good shape. Cynthia Gibb is very attractive as Jessie Chadwick, and what an ass she has!! I loved it!! Ed Lauter is a lot of fun as Coach Murray Chadwick and George J. Finn is imposing and does a good job as Carl Racki. However Patrick Swayze steals this movie (yes even away from Cynthia Gibb's wonderful ass) as Derek Sutton. He is brilliant, and a reminder of what a talent we have lost.

Keanu Reeves had a small role as Heaver, one of Lowe and Swayze's team mates.

Memorable quotes

Derek Sutton: To the game and getting out of this hick town! Thank God there is a sport for middle-sized white boys.

18 total 


Eric Nesterenko (Blane Youngblood, Dean's (Rob Lowe's) father) was a former professional hockey player, who had spent most of his career playing for the Chicago Blackhawks.

14 total 


1 win 
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards

Other titles

Nacido para ganar (Argentina; Peru) • Буйна кръв (Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)) • Veia de Campeão (Brazil; Portugal) • Youngblood (Denmark; France; Slovenia) • Youngblood (Forja de campeón) (Spain) • Youngblood - lätkä veressä (Finland) • Neo aima (Greece (video title)) • Orgismeno aima (Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)) • Οργισμένο Αίμα (Greece) • Friss vér (Hungary) • Spalle larghe (Italy) • Молодая кровь (Soviet Union (Russian title)) • Genç kan (Turkey (Turkish title)) • Bodycheck (West Germany)



Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Iceland:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/12 / Sweden:15 / United Kingdom:15 / United States:R / West Germany:12



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