WATCH: ‘GOALIE’ brings Red Wings legend Terry Sawchuk’s career, life to the big screen


By @StefanKubus –

A new biopic is bringing the life of Terry Sawchuk to the big screen in March.

Mark O’Brien stars as the Hall of Fame netminder and Detroit Red Wings legend, who established himself as one of the winningest goaltenders in NHL history during the 1950s and ’60s. Sawchuk was crucial in Detroit capturing three Stanley Cups in 1952, 1954 and 1955, and was also in goal for Toronto’s last championship in 1967. He also won the Vezina Trophy four times, three with Detroit and one with the Maple Leafs.

According to CBC, the film covers Sawchuk’s life journey, from his youth in Winnipeg to his NHL career in Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York from 1950-70, which “includes his 103 shutouts, the 400 stitches to his face, and tragic death at age 40 in 1970.”

Renowned actor Kevin Pollak appears as Red Wings general manager Jack Adams in the film.

A CBC Films production shot in Sudbury, Ont., the movie’s initial release is set for March 1 but only in Toronto and Vancouver theaters.

Check out the movie’s trailer:

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