Gavin O’Connor directs this story of American champions. It shows a nation afraid, afraid of loosing everything. It shows the pressure put on a team. One team. A team of the greatest college hockey players in the United States are placed in a tough position. They must beat the unstoppable Soviet Russian hockey team at the height of the Cold War.
Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is tasked with coaching the USA’s 1980 Olympic Hockey Team. He knows that to do this, he has to change everything about coaching the sport to unite a team of mismatched players. As the Russians continue to dominate by playing like a well-oiled machine, the USA Team does not seem to handle the teamwork. They are bickering, fighting, but that is not the only problem.
The politics of the day are also interfering with the hockey team. As tensions build between America and Russia…
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