Sticks and Stones

Synopsis: The Boxers from Brockton, MA and the Canadiens from Fredericton, NB are two teams at a 2003 Montréal junior hockey tournament. The Boxers almost didn't attend because of the rising global tensions due to the US initiated Iraq War. After arriving in Montréal, the Boxers wished they hadn't attended as they face anti-US sentiments time after time, some bordering on the potentially violent. This situation is especially troubling for the family of the Boxers' star forward Michael Carver, whose twenty year old brother Chris Carter gave up his own hockey life to enlist and is scheduled to head over to Iraq soon. One half of the Canadiens star first line, coach Neil Martin's twelve year old son Jordan Martin, doesn't like the treatment shown to the American team. Although distracted by his parent's crumbling marriage whose problems are due primarily to competing careers, Jordan decides to do his small but seemingly insurmountably problematic part in fixing the wrong that has been done. Regardl
Genre: Family
Director(s): George Mihalka
Production: Artisan Entertainment
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
91 min

(Birds chirping)

(Alarm buzzing)

- (Radio):
Good morning,




Take shots till 8:00

make the thing drive

Out after school

and back on ice

That was his life

He was gonna play

in the Big League

The Big League

Not many ways out of this

cold northern town

You work in the mill

and get laid in the ground

If youre gonna jump

it will be with the game

Real fast and tough

is the only clear lane

To the Big League

My boys gonna play

in the Big League

My boys gonna

turn some heads

My boys gonna play

in the Big League

My boys gonna

knock em dead

The Big League

(Breathing heavily)

- Lets go, guys!

Lets go!

Backcheck! Backcheck!

- Youre screening me!

Get out of the way!

Get out of the way!

- Yeah!

- Jordy!

Hey, what are you doing?

Thats your man!

- I know.

- You cant screen

your own goaltender!

- Whered Mom go?

- You listening to me?

Get your head

in the game, son!

All right, K.P.s line!

Lets go!

Three minutes left, boys!

Give me some effort!

- Lets go, K.P.!

Its up to you now, son!

- Quit screwin around.

Lets do this!

- (Man):
Lets see some skating!

- Lets get it back!

Lets turn some heads

Lets turn it around

Hey you, right there

Were gonna turn it up

Turn it up

- Thats it, Jordy!

- Come on!

- Jordy!

- Thats it!


- Yeah!

- Thats what Im talking about!


You sucked today.

- I handed you the winning goal.

What more do you want?

- All right, listen up!

The good news is we won.

- (Boys):

- The bad news is were going to

have to be a whole lot better

in Montreal this weekend.

- (Boys):

- Anyway, wash up your gear.

Please, Dear God,

wash up your gear!

We meet the bus here, Saturday

morning, 7:
00 a.m. sharp!

- (Boys):

- Hey, good game, guys.

(All cheering)

- (Radio):
While protests

against the war

are increasing around the world,

Baghdad is eerily quiet

as the world braces itself

for what the Bush Administration

promises will be

a campaign of Shock and awe.

Iraqi Foreign Minister

Tariq Aziz

repeated again his

governments willingness

(Radio off)

- Americans, man!

Oh, I got the schedule

for Montreal.

Got the Brockton team

up first. Peewee B.

Should be our easiest

game, which is good.

We could use a tune-up.

- Michael!


Time to wrap it up.

- Come on, Coach.

Five more.

- Your Dad called.

He wants me to drive you home.

Get started.

Come on.

- Mom?

Hey, Mom?

- Down here!

Hey. Get your stuff out, Im

going to run a load right now.

- You left.

- I had so much to do, hon.

- The game wasnt over.

- I know, but you won, right?

I knew you would.

- What were you talking

to Mrs. Hockett about?

- Oh, nothing.

You know, just chatting.

Come on, give

me your jersey.

- I saw you guys up there.

It looked like you were crying.

- Well, I wasnt.

Crying about what?

You are such a little worrier!

- Youre coming

to Montreal, right?

- Uh, I cant.

- Why not?

- Im sorry, hon. I just

have so much marking to do.

Grade 12 midterms and...

You guys go.

What? Youll have

a great time.

- (TV):
Shock and awe has hit

the Iraqi capital

with a vengeance.

Baghdad is under attack.

- Hey, honey.

Have a good practice?

- Coach, come here

and look at this.

- a prime target.

- How we doin?

- Well, were in it now.

- Any word about Chris?

- No, his units

still not deployed.

- With any luck,

this will all be over

before he gets called up.

- Amen to that.

Want to stay for dinner?

- Thats OK, I gotta run.

But, listen.

Some of the families were

wondering about

the Montreal trip,

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