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Slap Shot

10 Ratings: 3.0
1977 film starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean and directed by George Roy Hill

Slap Shot is a 1977 film starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean and directed by George Roy Hill. The film is based on a book written by Nancy Dowd, based in part on her brother Ned Dowd's experiences playing minor league hockey in the United States … see full wiki

Director: George Roy Hill
Genre: Sport, Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 1977
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Slap Shot

One of the best sports films ever made.

  • Jan 5, 2010
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I really love Slap Shot.  It's one of the few sports films that capture the essence of the sport it's portraying.  Paul Newman stars as Reggie Dunlop, a rough and wizened veteran who inspires his hockey team to win by playing dirty.  During the season, the team picks up a young and scrappy trio called the Hanson brothers.  The quickly pick up on Reggie's call for aggressive puck play and become one of the team's brightest stars.  Ned Braden (Michael Ontkean) isn't used to this dirty style of hockey and his conscious gets the better of him.  Ned's from the Lady Byng school of foul free and gentlemanly play.  Word has it that the team is being folded a the end of the season.  Reggie needing for inspiration for the team lies to them and tells them that they're being relocated,  "News" of the move and the team's aggressive play has made them one of the top teams in the league.  Can Reggie keep all this going until the end of the season?  Will Ned learn to adapt to this new style of hockey or will he stick to his code of conduct?  Followed by a DTV sequel.

Highly recommended for people who enjoy sports movies and comedies.
One of the best sports films ever made.

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