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Sunday, April 21, 2013

'Mr. Hockey' reaches another Hallmark

c/o CBC
Gordie Howe had a long and illustrious career, one befitting the nickname "Mr. Hockey." In the tradition of ESPN's famed "30 for 30" documentaries, the upcoming made-for-TV movie "Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story" focuses on the 1973 season when Howe came out of retirement to play with his sons Mark and Marty Howe.

Actor Michael Shanks, who portrays Howe, accurately calls the film "a slice of his life" in a "making of" trailer.
The film first premieres at 8 p.m. April 28 on CBC — as hockey fans would want it. The production makes its American debut the following week, May 4 at 9 p.m., on the Hallmark Channel.
In case you were wondering, the film did not take advantage of Michigan's film incentives. It was shot in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, according to Internet Movie Database.
Watch the trailer for "Mr. Hockey" here


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