“I think he’s the best goaltender in the history of the NHL.”Wayne Gretzky
“Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story” by award-winning filmmaker Adam Scorgie makes it theatrical debut in St. Louis October 1st at Ballpark Village after being an official selection at SIFF (Seattle Film Festival), Nashville Film Festival, Closing Night Gala film at the Calgary Film Festival, and many others.
Barely 19, Grant ‘Coco’ Fuhr became starting goalie for the most exciting team in NHL history. In his mid-30’s as a St. Louis Blue, he played 79 games in an 82-game season to set a league record, then followed that ironman performance by playing 73 the following season on a completely rebuilt knee. During the decade and a half between, he employed his acrobatic style and cat-like reflexes to backstop five Stanley Cup champions and two Canada Cup winners, cementing a reputation as the ultimate “money goalie”. He also got himself demoted to the minors for calling the hometown fans jerks, announced his retirement at the age of 26 in an attempt to force a famously hard-nosed general manager to renegotiate a long-term contract, and was suspended for an entire NHL season for conduct deemed “dishonorable and against the welfare of the league” for cocaine use, only to return and redeem himself as one of the game’s true greats.
Grant Fuhr was the first black superstar in hockey. He won 403 regular season NHL games and is a member of the 2003 class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. “Making Coco” is the story of Fuhr’s life, on and off the ice.
“Making Coco” will be released exclusively in theatres at six local St. Louis Marcus theatres for one-week starting on October 4th, 2019 with a very Special Premiere Screening Event at Ballpark Village on October 1st including a Q&A with Grant Fuhr, Kelly Chase and others with Darren Pang as the moderator. Also included at the Ballpark Village event will be several one of kind signed Grant Fuhr masks designed for the occasion by Armori Steele.