Usually any attempt to capture a moment in Canadian history ends up being ruined by changing the story to satisfy the demands of Canada's so called 'elite'. Sanitized, dramatized, re-written to suit today's standards, we end up with a wash-out version, usually on the CBC. Not this time. Here is an excellent film that captures the spirit and excitement of the Canadian men's downhill ski team of the late 70's. Suddenly we became a respected power in a European dominated sport and most of us were more then happy to jump on the bandwagon. The film accurately portrays the team's hard fought wins and rising profile along with a excellent sound track to boot. If you get a chance to see it, you'll understand exactly why and where the term 'Crazy Canuck' came from.
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the story of the World Cup ski champs, The Crazy Canucks
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Great look at an exciting time.Reviewed bydoughboyCDNVote: 10/10
I just read the other comment on this board and i must say i totallyagree. I was really impressed with this film on a whole, and you reallydo get to see the trials and tribulations of the team on their way tothe top. The end result of the work that they put in is excellence andrespect, a great lesson for anyone at anytime to see over and overagain. I have read a lot on this team, and it was such a joy for me tosee that this project was in production. It really show's us Canadian'sthat there is more to life that hockey, and it was the perfect time toair this project, with a lockout that may last another year and ThomasGrandie winning 2 medals, we should just boycott hockey all togetherand turn to skiing for our fun.
Good job Canada, and great job to all of those who brought this projectto fruition.
The movie was a good idea: recreating the halcyon days of the CrazyCanuck ski team. I liked the 70s clothes and hair, the story hadpotential. However, the more I watched the movie, the more irritated Ibecame. Everything was slanted to make Ken Read look so much betterthan the other skiers, including the two who won Olympic medals. Readwas so much wiser, more intelligent and better-looking, we weresupposed to believe. This puzzled me until I looked up the movie anddiscovered it was based on a book by Read. The actor in the Read rolewas far more compelling than the other actors; you just wanted to lookat him & not the others. (Someone noted that the Dave Irwin actor wasmade to look like Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys.) I think JungleJim Hunter got shortchanged in this film, as did Steve Podborski. Ididn't mind the predictable soundtrack or the acting, just the slant.