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Trivia: To boost the team's confidence, Brooks often made fun of Soviet captain Boris Mikhailov, saying that he looked like comedian Stan Laurel.

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Trivia: At the Christmas party, backup goaltender Steve Janaszak has a towel around his neck (he always wore one when in uniform & on the bench), even though everyone is in street clothes. This decision was made probably to distinguish him from Ralph Cox, who had a similar handlebar moustache.

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Trivia: In the film, Ralph Cox was the last player cut from the team, but in 1980 Jack Hughes was the last player cut.

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Trivia: Rob McClanahan's injury in the match against Sweden was actually so severe that he was forced to miss the opening ceremony two days later because he was with the team doctor recovering (despite coach Brooks' accusations that he just was not being tough enough).

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Trivia: It was not originally in the script to have the players talk to each other about how hot the girls were at the Norway game. Before the scene was filmed, the actors were doing it for real while they were looking at the extras in the arena. The director then thought it would be a good idea to have them do that in the movie, to give their coach all the more reason to be infuriated.

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Herb Brooks: Red line, back. Blue line, back. Far blue line, back. Far red line, back. And you have 45 seconds to do it. Get used to this drill. You'll be doing it *a lot*. Why? Because the legs feed the wolf, gentlemen. I can't promise you we'll be the best team at Lake Placid next February. But we will be the best conditioned. That I can promise you.

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In the exhibition game against Norway, Jim Craig is shown in goal for the US. It was actually the backup goaltender, Steve Janaszak, who played in that game.

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