Broadcast Run: 1986 to 2006
Broadcast Medium: Television
This TV series, written by Réjean Tremblay, Fabienne Larouche and Louis Caron, broke new ground with decidedly modern TV production values, employing a dynamic style imported from the movies.
Lance et compte was broadcast between 1986 and 1988 by Radio-Canada. Sequels were later aired by TQS in 2002 and by TVA in 2004 and 2006.
This series featured the highs and lows of a fictional professional hockey team, the Quebec Nationals, and chronicled the lives of the players, coaches and journalists. The team and the adventures of the players were sometimes inspired by actual events, which created some confusion for certain TV viewers who were unable to distinguish between the TV program and the reality of the hockey players of the time.
Written by Yvon Chouinard – February, 2006