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Slap Shot (1977)

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

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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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Certain Language May Be Too Strong For Children See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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25 February 1977 (USA)  »

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Schlappschuß  »

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Dick Roberge was the head coach of the Johnstown Jets in the 1974-1975 hockey season. See more »

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During Ned's striptease during the championship game, the band members are clapping when seen in the long shots, but their music is still playing. See more »

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Jack Hanson: [to Andre "Poodle" Lussier] Hi. You know Toe Blake? No?
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Special thanks to John Mitchell and his Johnstown Jets. See more »

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

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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Performed by Elton John
MCA/Rocket Records
Written by Elton John (uncredited) and Bernie Taupin (uncredited)
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My favorite sports movie
16 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie when I first saw it over twenty years ago, and its still great! The swinging 70's get perfectly captured, by the music, hair styles and especially the awful clothes. All the actors do their own skating, so you aren't distracted looking for body doubles the entire movie. The screenplay is priceless and if anyone thinks its sexist - a woman wrote this movie! This is the only hockey movie worth anything - hopefully "Mystery, Alaska" can join it.


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