The Hollywood movie 'Mystery, Alaska', a movie on an amateur hockey team which accepts a challenge to play against the New York Rangers will be screened at 6 pm on June 24 at American Centre, Colombo-3.
Directed by Jay Roach, the 1999 film stars Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack, Burt Reynolds and Colm Meaney in the main cast. In this comic drama about fame, sports, and small-town life, Mystery, Alaska is a small town in one of the least accessible parts of the coldest state in the union. It's a town where everyone knows each other and there isn't much to do. In places like this, small things tend to become very important, and in Mystery, Alaska the one thing that keeps everyone sane is hockey. Most of the men of Mystery, Alaska are obsessive hockey fans, and a local hockey league has sprung up, with pools of neighborhood talent facing off on the ice every week.
When a national sports magazine does a story on the hockey fans of Mystery, Alaska, someone at the National Hockey League gets an idea for a publicity stunt: send the New York Rangers to Mystery, Alaska to play the local all-stars in a nationally televised game. Most of the locals are thrilled; the game will give the people of Mystery, Alaska a chance to bask in the limelight and make their sleepy town a household word. On the other hand, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's secrets, this event could cause everyone to start airing their dirty linen in public, with the whole world watching.