The Boys 1997

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The Boys ★★½ Les Boys 1997

Popular, simply plotted French-Canadian comedy about a group of ordinary guys who play in an amateur hockey league. “Les Boys” are sponsored by local tavernowner Stan (Girard), who's got a gambling jones and is in debt to small-time mobster, Meo (Lebeau). Meo strikes a deal pitting Stan's ragtag hockey players against his own team of thugs. If Stan's team is defeated, he loses his bar. Dirty tricks abound on both sides. French with subtitles. 107m/C VHS, DVD . CA Remy Girard, Marc Messier, Patrick Huard, Serge Theriault, Yvan Ponton, Dominic Philie, Patrick Labbe, Roc Lafortune, Pierre Lebeau, Paul Houde; D: Louis Saia; W: Christian Fournier; C: Sylvain Brault; M: Normand Corbeil.