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Slap Shot (1977)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  25 February 1977 (USA)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.

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Francine Dunlop
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Yvon Barrette ...
Denis Lemieux
Allan F. Nicholls ...
Johnny Upton (as Allan Nicholls)
Brad Sullivan ...
Morris 'Mo' Wanchuk
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Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton ...
Jean-Guy Drouin
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Storyline

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)  »

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$28,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where the referee was told to listen to the song, the red white & blue jersey belongs to Former WHA referee Ron Fournier. The production company personally called him to get the jersey but it was after a phone call to the league's front office that he accepted. He removed his name on the back but kept his number on it. See more »

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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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