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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 ...
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Allan F. Nicholls ...
Upton (as Allan Nicholls)
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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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If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you better look up a psychiatric!! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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25 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schlappschuß  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Susan Kendall Newman, who appears briefly as a drug store clerk and is later seen in the stands at one of the games, is Paul Newman's daughter. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the goalie is being interviewed, he talks about going to the penalty box. Some have mistaken that he is talking about himself, as goalies never go to the penalty box, but he is in fact simply discussing the different kinds of penalties a hockey player can go into the penalty box for committing. See more »

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Reggie Dunlop: And remember I went up to your room afterwards and you were dressed in chick's clothes? Yeah, you had on this black bra with tassels! You were dancing in front of a mirror with this kinda zebra skin jockstrap.
McGrath: Bitch!
Reggie Dunlop: Remember how I screamed at you when you started coming on to me? And I just said 'Jesus stop it Joe, I'm ashamed of you!'
McGrath: Goddamn you.
Reggie Dunlop: I wanted to tell you I forgot the whole thing. Years have passed, now I'm sexually liberated. I don't care who's a fag no more. I mean who cares? ...
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Special thanks to John Mitchell and his Johnstown Jets. See more »

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Referenced in Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime (2003) See more »

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YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING
Performed by Leo Sayer
Warner Bros. Records
Written by Leo Sayer (uncredited) and Vini Poncia (uncredited)
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An A-1 hockey movie.. A must rent!

I have played goal for 32 years.. On many of the men's rec teams I STILL hear someone say: "How about it tonight, guys? Old time hockey?" and everyone yells : "Pi** on old time hockey!!!" then "Eddie Shore???": "Pi** on Eddie Shore!!!" It still gets a laugh in the locker room!

The goalie being allergic to the fans is a quote from my favorite pro goaltender: the late Jacques Palante.. He was allergic, he said, to the Toronto Fans.. and would often sit the bench.

You can tell the actors are having fun making this movie.. it comes thru loud and clear!

Another locker room favorite that has survived is when you ask another player getting dressed what he is doing.. He might just answer: "Puttin' on the foil, want some???"

I've even been told on occasion that my wife is a lesbian as a joke! She ain't but I often react with mock anger and dash out of the net.

After a bad game where my defense let me down I told our coach in the locker room : " Trade me right fu***** now!!" (and the player to my right said "Now hang up")

A movie that survives this long after release is is is .... A CLASSIC!!


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