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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The goalie mask worn by goaltender Denis Lemieux (Yvon Barette) is the same mask worn by then Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bernie Parent. See more »

Goofs

In the opening hockey sequence, a Chiefs player is shown taking a slap shot, which appears to strike the sliding opposing defender in the groin, then there is a cut which shows a Chiefs playing writhing in pain from a groin injury See more »

Quotes

Lily Braden: What's the story on that dog?
Reggie Dunlop: That's the dog that saved Charleston from the 1938 flood.
Lily Braden: Well fuck him.
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Special thanks to John Mitchell and his Johnstown Jets. See more »

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Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) 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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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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