Slap Shot

feature film, 1977

DIRECTED BY: George Roy Hill

Slap Shot

Paul Newman (Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop),
Strother Martin (Joe McGrath),
Michael Ontkean (Ned Braden),
Jennifer Warren (Francine Dunlop),
Lindsay Crouse (Lily Braden)

Nancy Dowd

Victor J. Kemper

Paul Newman plays an ice hockey coach whose career is coming to a close. Once a great ice hockey player, he now leads the Charlestown Chiefs, a minor league team which is constantly losing and has financial difficulties. To avoid the breakup of the team, Coach Reggie is forced to invent new tactics and occasionally even lie in order to motivate his team.

35 mm, color, 123 min