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Slap Shot (1977)

Cast: Paul Newman, Paul Newman, Strother Martin, more...
Director: George Roy Hill, George Roy Hill
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Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Comedies, Cult, Camp, Sports Drama, Sports Comedy, Sports, Sports Comedy, Sports Drama
Running Time: 123 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English
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Paul Newman plays Reggie Dunlop, the coach of a pathetic minor-league American hockey team. His career at a standstill and his marriage in tatters, Dunlop has nothing to lose by taking on a new group of players who are one evolutionary step above Neanderthals. Only when the team begins winning does he decide to get behind these players, and to encourage the rest of the team to play as down-and-dirty as the newcomers. Straight-arrow team member Ned Braden (Michael Ontkean) resents this influx of gonzo talent, preferring to play clean. As the film's multitude of subplots play themselves out, Dunlop does his best to keep the outraged Braden on the team. Slap Shot is the sort of film for which the "R" rating was invented: Its nonstop barrage of profanity and its raunchy action sequences are of such intensity that the film will probably never be shown intact on commercial television. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Worth a shot by onemadhatter March 29, 2004 - 12:27 PM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
If you are looking for an ingenious comedy with subtle nuances and brilliant writing, you may want to look elsewhere. However, if you enjoy old sports comedies (a la Major League Baseball with Charlie Sheen) then this is a worthy pick. It's the type of movie you might stop and watch while flipping through the tele on a lazy Sunday afternoon. And, of course, it's a must-see if you are a die hard hockey fan.

God Bless the Hanson Brothers by thewooper September 4, 2003 - 2:58 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Even non Hockey Fans will love this one If you like goofy 70's flicks with lots of violence and some sex. Which I do.

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