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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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Andrew Duncan ...
Jeff Carlson ...
Steve Carlson ...
David Hanson ...
Yvon Barrette ...
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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25 February 1977 (USA)  »

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Schlappschuß  »

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$28,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is playing in the opening of the hotel scene. See more »

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In the 1st game of the movie there is a shot of the Chiefs bench laughing at the drunk player who accidentally urinates himself. In that shot, you see a Cheifs player that isn't shown in the rest of the movie. Many people regard this as a movie error. But in reality it's not uncommon for a person to play only one game for a minor league hockey game. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne Hanrahan: [Lying naked in bed] You are the first man I've slept with since I left Hanrahan.
Reggie Dunlop: Aw Suzanne, a beautiful woman like you?
Suzanne Hanrahan: Well, I've been sleeping with women. Are you shocked?
Reggie Dunlop: No.
Suzanne Hanrahan: Did you ever wanna sleep with a man?
Reggie Dunlop: No.
Suzanne Hanrahan: Never?
Reggie Dunlop: No. I don't blame you though Suzanne, I mean, well see, women's bodies are beautiful. But men's bodies, see I see 'em everywhere you know, in the locker rooms, their cocks all over the place and everything...
Suzanne Hanrahan: Do you wanna know how it happened?
Reggie Dunlop: Huh? No, that's OK.
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Special thanks to John Mitchell and his Johnstown Jets. See more »

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References Meatball (1972) See more »

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RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM
Performed by Maxine Nightingale
United Artists Records
Written Pierre Tubbs and J. Vincent Edwards (uncredited)
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Raunchy, Rowdy, Profane, and Sidesplitting!!
23 June 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

This one belongs on the list of the greatest sports comedies ever made. The humor (and the language) is some of the saltiest you'll hear in a movie but it doesn't seem excessive at all. This tale of a minor-league hockey team having one last go at greatness is boisterous and bruisingly funny, even if you don't care for the sport itself. As the aging captain of the team who's constantly amazed at the crazy happenings around him , Newman is at his roguish, charming best. Rent it with "The Longest Yard" for a perfect double-bill. A four-star **** classic.


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