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Hockey's coveted Stanley Cup, the most remarkable trophy in sports, is the subject of a glowing tribute on this DVD produced in association with the National Hockey League. The fabled cup is all about tradition, and it is unusual because it is the only major sports trophy to contain all the names of the players on the teams who have won it. The addition of new silver panels engraved with each year's victors is the reason the cup's base has grown larger with the passing of decades. This documentary, hosted by comedian Denis Leary in an uncharacteristically respectful mood, features crackling game footage as well as interviews with players who explain their lifelong quest to skate around an arena victoriously holding the legendary trophy high above their heads. An unusual aspect of winning the cup is that each player on the triumphant team gets to keep the cup for 24 hours during the off-season, and an offbeat segment of the documentary shows how players have taken the cup fishing, have taken it on visits to patients at hospitals, and have even snuggled up and slept with it. A feature on fan craziness during the playoffs features a lighthearted montage showing a multitude of homemade Stanley Cups worn by fans as headgear, and special features on the DVD include concise and lively highlight films focusing on the final games of the 1999 and 2000 Stanley Cup finals. Lord Stanley's Cup is a fitting celebration of this storied trophy. --Robert J. McNamara

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Denis Leary

  • Genre: Sports Movies
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  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 75 mins
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2000
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 4, 2003
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