Ice Guardians parents guide

Ice Guardians

It's tough to be the tough guy on the hockey team.

Whether or not you agree with fighting in the NHL, this well-made documentary presents an interesting perspective on the motives behind dropping the gloves. It explores the impact of fighting in hockey and the role of the “enforcer”, a position unique to this professional sport.

Why is Ice Guardians rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Ice Guardians Not Rated

Ice Guardians
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Ice Guardians rated Not Rated? Ice Guardians is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Composed of interviews with some of hockey’s most famous brawlers, like Dave Semenko, Dave Schultz and George Parros, along with opinions from doctors and psychologists, ICE GUARDIANS gives “enforcers” an opportunity to reflect on the precarious nature of their position as well the challenges they faced in trying to make it to the NHL.

Violence: C+
Footage from past hockey games show frequent depictions of players dropping the gloves and throwing punches. Some result in bloody noses and facial lacerations. On some occasions, players are knocked out. Body checking and other physical contact between players are also shown. In a clip of old hockey footage a player is shown repeatedly hitting his opponent with his hockey stick. A few bench brawls are shown. A man discusses wrapping his hands in chains and hitting inanimate objects to toughen his hands. Another player discusses the multiple surgeries he has undergone to fix broken bones. Other players talk about their former injuries.

Sexual Content: A
None noted.

Language: D
The film contains at least a half dozen extreme sexual expletives used in a non-sexual context along with about a dozen uses of scatological slang and terms of Deity, and a crude sexual expression.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
One player discusses his past addiction with drugs and alcohol and its negative effect on his life. The use of addictive substances in sport is briefly addressed. Brief discussion of painkillers given to players so they can get back in the game.

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Ice Guardians
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta 14A
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

Ice Guardians is directed by Brett Harvey and stars Dave Semenko, Dave Schultz, George Parros.

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Dave Semenko
Dave Schultz
George Parros

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