Lame story, lamer dialog, but as a record of Canadian culture in the early 1970s, with its embarrassing haircuts, leisure suits, and stubby beer bottles, it has a certain interest. The only convincing drama is on the ice, with real teams playing staged and actual games in arenas gloriously free of advertising and flashing lights. Watch for Bobby Orr, Dave Keon, Gordie Howe, and a host of others -- even a glimpse of broadcasting legend Foster Hewitt. But these short scenes are separated by long episodes of syrupy romance and half-baked conflict between the hard-hitting rookie and the neurotic hippie folksinger. We never do get much of an idea why these two people "dig" one another.
The disk includes a commentary track by the two stars and some other guy, none of whom can remember much about the movie. The other feature is an SCTV spoof starring John Candy as the hockey player; you have to wonder why they bothered.