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YMMV: The Mighty Ducks
Counterpart Comparison: Subverted. Russ goes from arguing with Jesse in the second movie to using his term "cake eater" in the third. No one makes light of this, although the issue of roster slots had come up before. This might explain Jesse's absence.
Fulton, the tough guy with the nearly-unbeatable slapshot, is also the first one to exclaim over Russ' knucklepuck.
Fridge Brilliance: Bombay stealing Adam from the Hawks seems like a real Jerkass move that goes against the spirit of the film. However if you look at the apparent similarities between Adam and young Gordon (sensitive, upper class, a Hawk, very talented, Reilly's protegee), it looks like Gordon may really be trying to protect Adam from Reilly. He feels that his old coach ruined him and may be starting to do the same thing to Adam.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Emilio Estevez's character is obsessed with winning in the first film. Nearly twenty years later, his brother Charlie Sheen began using "Winning" as one of his catch phrases.
Moral Event Horizon: Riley, the Hawks' Coach having one of his players check Adam Banks (who had been playing for him until a few weeks ago and was only a Duck because Bombay took advantage of a Change in the District boundaries to have him play for his team) into the net so hard that he had to leave the game due to injury.
He drove the kid's neck into the post! He could've been paralyzed, for cripe's sake. It's amazing Gordon didn't try and sue Riley for that. Oh yeah, and apparently the Hawk player has a name for this maneuver. What the hell, adults?
The fact that the coach was never seen nor heard from since the first movie is a sign that he faced some kind of reprecussion for his actions in the first movie.
The Woobie: Bombay, believe it or not. Missing a penalty shot to lose the district championships as a child costs him his passion for the game, although he's very skilled. He makes a comeback as an adult, tears up the minors and seems to be on the fast track to the NHL when a cheap shot to the knee by a frustrated opponent ends his career for good.
Here come the Mighty Ducks, burnin' up the ice! Just try and stop the Mighty Ducks, and you're gonna pay the price! Here come the Mighty Ducks, fightin' for the gold! Let's hear it for the Mighty Ducks: time to rock n' roll!