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The Sweater ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB533749
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Marrin Canell, David Verrall, Derek Lamb
Directors:  Sheldon Cohen
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Animation, Canadian Literature, Canadian Literature, Children's Stories, Children's Stories, Family Studies/Home Economics, Family Studies/Home Economics, Literature, Literature, Sports, Sports
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1980
Running Time:  10m 21s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Bestselling author Roch Carrier narrates a mortifying boyhood experience in this animated adaptation of his beloved story, 'The Hockey Sweater.'

In the 1940s, in the rural village of Saint Justine, Quebec, listening to the hockey game on the radio was a Saturday night tradition... and so was rooting for the Montreal Canadiens. All the boys worshipped the star player, Maurice 'Rocket' Richard, and proudly wore the number 9 emblazoned on their sweaters.

The boy in the story outgrows his hockey sweater, so his mother writes to 'Mr. Eaton' for a new one. But instead of the coveted red, white and blue of Les Canadiens, the company sends a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey! Imagine the young player's chagrin when he shows up at the neighbourhood rink in the blue and white colours of the arch-enemy!

The Sweater has universal appeal for children and adults alike.

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