Slap ShotDirector: George Roy Hill
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Paul Newman||Reggie Dunlop|
|Michael Ontkean||Ned Braden|
|Lindsay Crouse||Lily Braden|
|Jennifer Warren||Francine Dunlop|
|Jerry Houser||"Killer" Carson|
|Strother Martin||Joe McGrath|
|Andrew Duncan||Jim Carr|
|Jeff Carlson||Jeff Hanson|
|Steve Carlson||Steve Hanson|
|David Hanson||Jack Hanson|
|Yvon Barrette||Denis Le Mieux|
|Allan Nicholls||Johnny Upton|
|Stephen Mendillo||Jim Ahern|
|Kathryn Walker||Anita McCambridge|
|Melinda Dillon||Suzanne Hanrahan|
|M. Emmet Walsh||Dickie Dunn|
|Paul D'Amato||Tim McCracken|
|Swoosie Kurtz||Shirley/Helen Upton|
|Christopher Murney||Tommy Hanrahan|
|Larry Block||Peterboro Referee|
|Paul Dooley||Hyannisport Announcer|
|Allison Caine||Voice Only|
|George Roy Hill||Director|
|Elmer Bernstein||Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Tom Bronson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Henry Bumstead||Art Director|
|Robert L. Crawford||Associate Producer|
|Tom Joyner||Asst. Director|
|Victor J. Kemper||Cinematographer|
|James W. Payne||Set Decoration/Design|
|Don Sharpless||Sound/Sound Designer|
|James A. Westman||Asst. Director|
|Robert J. Wunsch||Producer|
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I've been skating (figure skating, with toepicks, not CCM's), and this is by far the funniest and most honest portrait of hockey in the 70's. It's part time capsule, part entertainment, part sport, with a bit of mockery thrown in. Watch this more than 3 times, I swear you'll be quoting lines with ease. Nothing beats Reggie Dunlop putting a bounty on Tim McCracken's head. You'll laugh till you cry. A must see!
This movie is a classic. I own this movie and never get sick of watching it. I always get a kick out of the ending (I won't ruin it for you) and I would suggest it for any hockey fan, even for those of you who don't especially like hockey. It combines all the elements of a great movie, fighting, humor, cheese, mooning and hockey!...of course, that last one is a little biased. I have never known anyone to not like Slap Shot, and I have shared it with numerous people!
This is satire of the highest type and as such, it is in my humble opion, the best sports movie ever made. Paul Newnan is at his best and he never for a second comes out of character. The movie is well writen, well acted, and well directed. if you are a true sports fan you will love it from start to finish.
By far my favorite movie of all. I'm sure I've seen it close to 50 times. I've NEVER heard of anyone who didn't like it. A ''must see'' for anyone who has a sense of humor.
Funny, filthy and feisty.
this movie is awesome
This is by far the best sports movie of all time. The movie is hysterical and I never get sick of watching it. The true stars of the movie are the Hanson Brothers. They steal every scene they're in. A must see for all sports fans.