Slap Shot

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Slap Shot ★★★ 1977 (R)

Profane satire of the world of professional hockey. Over-the-hill player-coach of the third-rate Charlestown Chiefs, Reggie Dunlop (Newman), gathers an odd-ball mixture of hasbeens and young players and reluctantly initiates them, using violence on the ice to make his team win. The on-ice striptease by star player Ned Braden (Ontkean) needs to be seen to be believed. Charming in its own bone-crunching way. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Allan Nicholls, Paul D'Amato, Brad Sullivan, Stephen Mendillo, Kathryn Walker, Paul Dooley, Yvon Barrette, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, Dave Hanson, Ned Dowd, Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Melinda Dillon, Strother Martin, Andrew Duncan, M. Emmet Walsh, Nancy Dowd, Swoosie Kurtz; D: George Roy Hill; W: Nancy Dowd; C: Victor Kemper; M: Elmer Bernstein.