short film The Sweater © National Film Board of Canada
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The Sweater

Once there was a boy who, like all French Canadian boys, dreamed of growing up to be like just like hockey legend Maurice "Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens. When he played hockey with the other boys they were like an entire team of Rocket Richards in their matching Canadiens sweaters. One day the boy's mother decides that his sweater is looking worn out and she orders him a new one. When the new sweater arrives, the boy is horrified--it is a sweater for the English Canadian team, the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Created by: National Film Board of Canada
Language: English / French
Country of Origin: Canada
Alternate Title: Le Chandail (Canada)
Featuring the voices of:
Roch Carrier ... Narrator
Jean-Guy Moreau ... Hockey Commentary
Produced by: Marrin Canell and David Verrall
Executive Producers: Derek Lamb
Musical Score by: Normand Roger
Animated by: Sheldon Cohen
Based on: a childhood recollection by Roch Carrier
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