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Les Boys (The “Boys”)

Director Louis Saïa
Year 1998
Run Time 110min
Genre Comedy, Drama
This hockey comedy is a true phenomenon. Les Boys has captured the hearts of Canadian audiences with its rowdy humour, down-to-earth characterizations and appealing plots.

Stan (Girard), the very likeable tavern owner and hockey coach, allows himself to run up a huge gambling debt to Meo (Lebeau), the local Mob boss. 

Meo offers Stan a deal: If his pub's team, Les Boys, can defeat Meo's band of thugs at a game of hockey, the tavern remains his. If not, the Mob will take over Chez Stan. Naturally, Les Boys, an out-of-shape group of hockey enthusiasts, are highly motivated to win the game. How they go about doing so, however, is a slapshot of laughs.


Louis Saïa

Montreal director/actor/writer Saïa is known for his trilogy Les Boys I, II and III, each of which won the Golden Reel Award for biggest box-office gross in Canada. Saïa’s TV directing credits include the French-language Vice caché, Max Inc. and the Les Boys television adaptation, as well as the feature Dangerous People.


Louis Saïa, Christian Fournier


Marc Messier, Rémy Girard, Patrick Huard


Richard Goudreau, Jeffrey Tinnell


Comedy, Drama


Classics, Sports

Original Language


Language Versions

EN Dub, EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributors

Lionsgate Home Entertainment, eOne