• Publication date: January 22, 2010

Slap Shot Slap Shot

An unsuccessful small town hockey team reinvents itself through violence.

Program data

Duration: 165

Production Year: 1977

MBC 2:

April 18, 2012 04:15 (KSA) ~ April 18, 2012 03:15 (CLT)

Reg Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the coach and occasionally a player for The Chiefs, a minor league hockey team in a working-class northeastern city.  Year after year the team loses matches, with its only talented player being Ned Braden (Michael Ontkean), a Princeton graduate. 

 

The Chiefs' manager (Strother Martin) introduces two new players to the team: the Hanson brothers, a pair of brutish goons who perhaps enjoy fighting more than scoring.  The Hansons' violence begins attracting the town's blue-collar residents, and suddenly interest in the team soars.  Unfortunately its owner, Anita McCambridge (Kathryn Walker) intends to cease funding The Chiefs.

 

Slap Shot earned $28 million at the box office; when adjusted for inflation the amount equals nearly $100 million, deeming it a commercial success.

Starring:

 

  • Paul Newman
  • Strother Martin
  • Michael Ontkean
  • Lindsay Crouse