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Slap Shot
Title | Slap Shot
Author | Starring: Paul Newman
Type | DVD
Rating | 10
Notes | Originally released in 1977. 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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Mark Webster Photographer
Buffalo | NY | USA
Comments | [05/13/09] Just gotta' add: I grew up in one of the small towns (Binghamton, NY) where some of the scenes were shot. A lot of the extras came from that league (the NAHL). As outlandish (and hilarious!) as some of the scenes in the movie are...the fictional "Federal League" and the real-life NAHL were frighteningly similar. Like they say, truth is stranger than fiction. To paraphrase DIckie Dunn (the newspaper reporter in the movie): "They really captured the spirit of the thing..."
Rating | 10

Jack Arent Student/Intern / Assistant
Hayward | CA
Comments | [03/16/05] The first time I heard about Slap Shot was back in high school when I played club hockey. ...Our whole team watched the flick, ...and I don't think we had one game thereafter where we weren't quoting lines in the locker room before the the game. ..."Want some foil coach"? Our whole team knew the movie backwards and forward. time while playing pickup, the rink manager (our 1st line winger) was about to open the boards for an ice cut and end pick up, we begged him for one more shift, he agreed but told us we better "go Hanson brother someone". We did, it was beautiful, we still joke around about it to this day. If you can't picture it watch the Hanson's first shift, and see their unity doing what they do best. ...maybe I should return the movie back to Blockbuster after I watch it one more time, ...naw, my 12 year late fee would kill me.
Rating | 10

Tony Scavo Photographer
Lemoyne | ohio | USA
Comments | [03/04/05] My father ( A HUGE hockey fan ) sat me down when i was ten years old to watch this with him at a drive in ( I have the coolest dad ) we laughed and laughed and laughed and still quote this movie when we get together for family get togethers, Raw, Hilarious and original are words i would use to describe this classic flick!
Rating | 10

Erik Markov Photographer
Kokomo | IN
Comments | [02/04/04] "Don't Play Lady of Spain Ever Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I know, it doesn't make sense... you have to see the movie. Just a great line.
Rating | 10

Geoff Miller Photographer
Portage | MI | USA
Comments | [02/03/04] "This young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle. Number six, Ogie Oglethorpe." "Oglethorpe? I thought he was still in prison???" They just don't write movies like that anymore! Worth it for the Hansons alone!
Rating | 10

Rich Pilling Photographer
New York | NY | U.S.A.
Comments | [01/12/03] I remember watching this movie when it first out, but not vididly recalling any one thing in particular. After reading the reviews buy Darren, Brad, Bert and Thad I purchased the DVD (yes, I used the thread). I watched it yesterday before the NFL games and laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. I especially loved the part when the Hanson Brothers finally skate for the first time. One of them skates by the visiting teams bench and knocks each one of the opponents in the head with his stick. I played organized ice hockey all my life, finally giving it up when I was playing in a league in St. Louis and I couldn't stand the aches and pains any more. I was in my mid 40's. The sounds of the game as well as the terrific cameras angles made me feel like I was playing again. The locker room scenes were so funny that "I almost pissed on myself". Craig Melvin, I thought of you MANY times as I watched this flick. I'm glad that I bought the DVD, because I will watch it again, and again and........ I too rate this movie a BIG 10!!!
Rating | 10

Thad Parsons Student/Intern / Photographer
Durham | NC | USA
Comments | [12/27/02] I remember this movie from when it was on TV. Then I rented it one day and was blown is a completely different movie when the language and everything is still present. This is a sports movie classic. The only problem that I have with the movie is that it is hockey.
Rating | 10

Darren Carroll Photographer
Cedar Creek (Austin) | TX | USA
Comments | [12/23/02] I'll pick up where Brad left off..."And none of that stinkin' root beer!"..."They brought their f%&@ing TOYS!"..."You go into the box...two minutes...and you feel shame."..."First guy that runs me into the boards, I'm gonna piss all over myself." Sports movies don't get any better than this, folks. A few words of advice, though: do NOT watch this movie on network TV. Do NOT rent this movie at Blockbuster. Buy it, and watch it again and again and again. I wish the ratings menu below went up to 11...
Rating | 10

Robert Hanashiro Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Comments | [12/22/02] Paul Newman's teenaged daughter was an intern when production started and the language was so foul, he sent her home! This is THE best sports movie --- ever! (And written by a women who ... 1) did her homework and scouted the minor leagues 2) wasn't afraid to offend the public with the way athletes talk and 3) wrote a damned funny script! As I like to yell at Jack Gruber: "Never play Lady of Spain agin!" Bert "The Big Kahuna" (and owner of a Charlston Chiefs hockey jersey!)
Rating | 10

Brad Mangin Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA
Comments | [12/21/02] This movie will forever be a classic. A must have in every fan's video/DVD library. I just got finished watching is AGAIN on cable- this time on the Encore channel. I don't have enough time or space to mention all the great lines and plots in this film, but here are a few that will make you hungry to see it again: "Old time hockey...That is a VERY DEEP CUT!...Think they show Speed Racer here?...Piss on Eddie Shore!!!...Heyyyy Ogie! Buy ya a soda after the game?...Are you guys brothers? Strongly recommended.
Rating | 10

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