Mystery, Alaska

Mystery, Alaska

Director: Jay Roach Cast: Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack


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In this comic drama about fame, sports, and small-town life, Mystery, Alaska is a small town in one of the least accessible parts of the coldest state in the union. It's a town where everyone knows each other and there isn't much to do. In places like this, small things tend to become very important, and in Mystery, the one thing that keeps everyone sane is hockey. Most of the men of Mystery are obsessive hockey fans, and a local hockey league has sprung up, with pools of neighborhood talent facing off on the ice every week. When a national sports magazine does a story on the hockey fans of Mystery, Alaska, someone at the National Hockey League gets an idea for a publicity stunt: send the New York Rangers to Mystery to play the local all-stars in a nationally televised game. Most of the locals are thrilled; the game will give the people of Mystery a chance to bask in the limelight and make their sleepy town a household word. On the other hand, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's secrets, this event could cause everyone to start airing their dirty laundry in public, with the whole world watching. Mystery, Alaska was directed by Jay Roach, who enjoyed considerable success with the two Austin Powers films, and stars Russell Crowe as John Biebe, Mary McCormack as his wife Donna, Burt Reynolds as Judge Burns, and Lolita Davidovich as Mary Jane.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2000
UPC: 0786936091700
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Crowe John Biebe
Hank Azaria Charles Danner
Mary McCormack Donna Biebe
Burt Reynolds Judge Walter Burns
Colm Meaney Mayor Scott Pitcher
Lolita Davidovich Mary Jane Pitcher
Maury Chaykin Bailey Pruitt
Ron Eldard "Skank" Marden
Ryan Northcott Stevie Weeks
Michael Buie Conner Banks
Kevin Durand "Tree" Lane
Scott Grimes "Birdie" Burns
Judith Ivey Joanne Burns
Rachel Wilson Marla Burns
Mike Myers Donnie Shulzhoffer
Joshua Silberg Michael
Regan Sean O'Byrne-Macelwain Joey
Jim Fox himself
Phil Esposito himself
Doug McLeod himself
Little Richard himself
Adam Beach Galin Winetka
Cameron Bancroft 'Tinker' Connolly

Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director
George Anderson Sound Editor
Deena Appel Costumes/Costume Designer
Howard Baldwin Producer
Karen Baldwin Co-producer
John Brace Casting
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Richard Cohen Co-producer
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Andrew C. D'Addario Sound/Sound Designer
Tom E. Dahl Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Jack Gilardi Co-producer
David E. Kelley Producer,Screenwriter
Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
Linda Lowy Casting
Andrew Neskoromny Art Director
Sean O'Byrne Screenwriter
Jon Poll Editor
Shauna Robertson Associate Producer
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design

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Mystery, Alaska 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JosephNicholas More than 1 year ago
Mystery Alaska Cookie cutter sports drama leading up to the big win. I like the way the movie brought the audience into the world of small town Alaska hockey. But I wouldn't watch it twice.
mjk44 More than 1 year ago
A great story for any hockey lover, or anyone who roots for the underdog. Witty, charming and some great hockey scenes! The way the game should be played!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a world full of movies about basketball, football, and soccer.......I found this movie to be a relief for the hockey fan. I liked the characters and the theme of the movie. Unlike the Mighty Ducks and Slap Shot series. This one seemed geared for adults
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