Slap Shot

Paul Newman  Actor Michael Ontkean  Actor Lindsay Crouse  Actor Jennifer Warren  Actor Jerry Houser  Actor

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MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Violence,Brief Nudity,Adult Situations,Not For Children,Adult Humor,Profanity,Sexual Situations

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Slap Shot

UPC: 025192179327

Studio: Universal Studios

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Brief Nudity, Adult Situations, Not For Children, Adult Humor, Profanity, Sexual Situations]

Summary: 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Features: Feature commentary with the Hanson brothers
The Hanson brothers' classics scenes
Puck Talk with the Hansons
Theatrical trailer
Production notes
Cast and filmmakers

Slap Shot

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/26/2002

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, 1 USA & territories, Canada

Runtime: 123 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish,French

Subtitles: English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
0. Scenes
1. Hockey Pointers [2:49]
2. Main Titles [4:44]
3. The Fashion Show [4:43]
4. The New Players [1:31]
5. On the Road [5:41]
6. Gears vs. Chiefs [1:13]
7. Winning [1:00]
8. A New Attitude [2:49]
9. Back on the Bus [:19]
10. The Presidents [:44]
11. Free Tickets [:48]
12. The Interview [3:16]
13. A Bounty [:46]
14. Reggie vs. Owner [4:55]
15. The Big Game [8:23]
16. A Show for the Scouts [1:50]
17. A Victory Parade [3:49]
18. End Credits [4:27]

Brendon Hanley

Raw and somewhat controversial in terms of its language and violence, the hockey comedy-drama Slap Shot was a departure for director George Roy Hill, whose previous 1970s output included the period adventures The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) and The Sting (1973). Writer Nancy Dowd carefully balances hilarious rowdiness -- both on and off the ice -- with surprisingly effective emotional tension. Despite the change of pace, Hill revisits some of his favorite pet themes, most notably that of a man becoming painfully aware of the end of an era. To this end, the director re-teams with Paul Newman, who perfectly captures the grizzled, nothing-to-lose attitude of Slap Shot's aging hockey-coach hero. Newman would continue to explore this type of character shading in films such as 1986's The Color of Money. ~ Brendon Hanley, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Larry Block  Actor 
Christopher Murney  Actor 
Swoosie Kurtz  Actor 
Allison Caine  Actor 
Paul Dooley  Actor 
Elmer Bernstein  Composer (Music Score) 
Nancy Dowd  Screenwriter 
Stephen Friedman  Producer 
George Roy Hill  Director 
Robert J. Wunsch  Producer 
Paul Newman  Actor 
Michael Ontkean  Actor 
Lindsay Crouse  Actor 
Jennifer Warren  Actor 
Jerry Houser  Actor 
Strother Martin  Actor 
Andrew Duncan  Actor 
Jeff Carlson  Actor 
Steve Carlson  Actor 
David Hanson  Actor 
Yvon Barrette  Actor 
Allan Nicholls  Actor 
Brad Sullivan  Actor 
Stephen Mendillo  Actor 
Yvan Ponton  Actor 
Matthew Cowles  Actor 
Kathryn Walker  Actor 
Melinda Dillon  Actor 
M. Emmet Walsh  Actor 
Paul D'Amato  Actor 
Ned Dowd  Actor 
Nancy Dowd  Actor 

Country: USA