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Mystery, Alaska Details


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, the one thing that keeps everyone sane is hockey. Most of the men of Mystery 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 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 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 laundry in public, with the whole world watching. Mystery, Alaska was directed by Jay Roach, who enjoyed considerable success with the two Austin Powers films, and stars Russell Crowe as John Biebe, Mary McCormack as his wife Donna, Burt Reynolds as Judge Burns, and Lolita Davidovich as Mary Jane. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 1999


Russell Crowe
as John Biebe
Hank Azaria
as Charles Danner
Mary McCormack
as Donna Biebe
Burt Reynolds
as Judge Walter Burns
Colm Meaney
as Mayor Scott Pitcher
Lolita Davidovich
as Mary Jane Pitcher
Maury Chaykin
as Bailey Pruitt
Ron Eldard
as "Skank" Marden
Ryan Northcott
as Stevie Weeks
Michael Buie
as Conner Banks
Kevin Durand
as "Tree" Lane
Scott Grimes
as "Birdie" Burns
Judith Ivey
as Joanne Burns
Rachel Wilson
as Marla Burns
Mike Myers
as Donnie Shulzhoffer
Joshua Silberg
as Michael
Phil Esposito
as Himself
Little Richard
as Himself
Adam Beach
as Galin Winetka
Cameron Bancroft
as 'Tinker' Connolly


Jay Roach
Howard Baldwin
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
Sean O'Byrne
Peter Deming
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Jon Poll
Andrew Neskoromny
Art Director
Karen Baldwin
Jack Gilardi, Jr.
Shauna Robertson
Associate Producer
Dan Kolsrud
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Wilcox
Set Designer
Deena Appel
Costume Designer
Linda Lowy
John Brace
George Anderson
Sound Editor