Slap Shot

Directed by George Roy Hill
Starring Paul Newman

Universal Studios Home Video | November 25, 2008 | DVD

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Paul Newman is the over-the-hill player/coach of a pathetic minor league hockey team in blue collar Pennsylvania. These working-class sportsmen find their livelihoods threatened when the greedy owner of the team decides to dissolve the unsuccessful franchise so that he can make some quick cash. The only chance for Newman and company to generate enough capital to keep their jobs is to win a title in what looks like their "last" season. To improve their chances, they sign an unlikely trio of hockey players who wear horn-rim glasses and call themselves the Hanson Brothers. This improbable troika, with their absurd enthusiasm and violent playing style, inspires what had previously been a collection of lethargic prima donnas to amass an impressive string of victories. But will it be enough to save the team? and is the team worth saving if you have to bash your opponent's head in to do it?

Video Release: November 25, 2008

Runtime: 123

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192179327

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Slap Shot

Slap Shot

Directed by George Roy Hill
Starring Paul Newman

Video Release: November 25, 2008

Runtime: 123

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192179327


Edition Description
  • Mono
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Digitally Mastered
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

Paul Newman is the over-the-hill player/coach of a pathetic minor league hockey team in blue collar Pennsylvania. These working-class sportsmen find their livelihoods threatened when the greedy owner of the team decides to dissolve the unsuccessful franchise so that he can make some quick cash. The only chance for Newman and company to generate enough capital to keep their jobs is to win a title in what looks like their "last" season. To improve their chances, they sign an unlikely trio of hockey players who wear horn-rim glasses and call themselves the Hanson Brothers. This improbable troika, with their absurd enthusiasm and violent playing style, inspires what had previously been a collection of lethargic prima donnas to amass an impressive string of victories. But will it be enough to save the team? and is the team worth saving if you have to bash your opponent's head in to do it?

Description

Newman plays the coach of a minor-league hockey team. The film features course language. Physical violence and some good humor. An ITA winner.

Notes

Color by Technicolor. Ned Dowd, screenwriter Nancy Dowd's brother and a former hockey player, is credited as technical advisor on "Slap Shot." He is also the film's stunt coordinator and is featured in a small acting role. The characters of Steve, Jeff and Jack Hanson (The Hanson Brothers) are played by real-life brothers Steve and Jeff Carlson, and their cousin Dave Hanson. During the 1994/95 National Hockey League lockout, the trio re-entered the entertainment world, travelling around the US to perform some of their old "Slap Shot" routines as honorary members of the Federal League's Charleston Chiefs. Their stunts included pulling down the referee's pants before the game, throwing a pie in his face, and "water skiing" behind the Zamboni (a machine used to smooth out the surface of a rink's ice). The Hanson Brothers also performed at the International Hockey League's All-Star Game in Las Vegas on January 18, 1995. In the words of Dave Hanson: "The sports industry has gotten too business-like and forgotten the fans. We bring back the entertaining and the lighter side that makes people enjoy and feel good again."
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