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Slap Shot (1977)

A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.

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Steve Carlson ...
David Hanson ...
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Denis
Allan F. Nicholls ...
Upton (as Allan Nicholls)
Brad Sullivan ...
Wanchuk
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Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton ...
Drouin
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Located in the US Rust Belt, Charlestown is home of the hapless Chiefs, a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. To make money, the team's unknown owner makes its manager, Joe McGrath, do cheesy publicity much to the players' chagrin. Rumors abound among the players that if the local mill closes, the team will fold. Just before the official announcement is made, the team's aging player/coach, Reggie Dunlop, does get wind that the mill is indeed closing and that this season will be the team's last. Beyond efforts to reconcile with his wife Francine, who loves Reggie but doesn't love his career, Reggie begins to focus on how to renew interest in the team for a possible sale as he knows if the team folds, his hockey career is over. Without telling anyone of his plan, he begins a rumor that the owner is negotiating a sale with a city in Florida. He also decides that "goon" hockey - most especially using the untapped talents of the recently acquired childlike ... Written by Huggo

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you'll see Paul Newman doing things you'd never expect him to do... saying things you'd never expect him to say! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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R | See all certifications »

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25 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schlappschuß  »

Box Office

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$28,000,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Rosario Tetreault lied his way into the movie. When George Roy Hill asked all the actors to come the next day for the first scenes, he showed up and when he was asked who he was, his response was that they called him to be there. George even wrote a scene especially for Jean. When George saw Jean remove his dentures before a game, he immediately wrote the locker room scene into the script. See more »

Goofs

When Dunlop takes the Hansons to the hotel, he tells them that the team is on the road at 8:00 a.m. However, when the bus leaves, it is clearly at nighttime. See more »

Quotes

Tim McCracken: Dunlop, you suck cock.
Reggie Dunlop: All I can get.
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Special thanks to John Mitchell and his Johnstown Jets. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 30 for 30: Big Shot (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

A LITTLE BIT SOUTH OF SASKATOON
Performed by Sonny James
Columbia Records
Written by Sonny James (uncredited)
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Pure Comedy from start to finish
13 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

C'mon, this is pure comedy. No breaks, no lull parts just funny all the way through with the appropriate cheesy 70's soundtrack. This movie not being in AFI's top 100 comedy films is a travesty. If they want a period piece this was it. They sighted Fast Times, it just stands to reason that Slap Shot should fall into the listing. The Hanson's deserve special consideration. The casting is perfect


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