DVD 123 mins IMDB 7.1 (6,717 votes)
R
Slap Shot - 25th Anniversary Special Edition
Universal Studios (1977)
In Collection
#99

My Rating:
8

Seen It:
Yes
(2002 )
Action, Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Paul Newman Reggie Dunlop
Strother Martin McGrath
Michael Ontkean Ned Braden
Jennifer Warren Francine
Lindsay Crouse Lily
Jerry Houser Killer Carlson
Andrew Duncan Jim Carr, Sportscaster
Jeff Carlson Jeff Hanson
Steve Carlson Steve Hanson
David Hanson Jack Hanson
Yvon Barrette Denis Lemieux
Allan F. Nicholls Johnny Upton (as Allan Nicholls)
Brad Sullivan Morris "Mo" Wanchuk
Stephen Mendillo Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton Jean-Guy Drouin

Director George Roy Hill
Producer Stephen Friedman; Robert J. Wunsch
Writer Nancy Dowd
Cinematography Victor J. Kemper
Musician Pierre Tubbs
User Credit 1 Dede Allen
User Credit 2 Tom Bronson

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

Edition Details
Barcode 025192179327
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 6/3/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 2 Slap Shot out slaps... out swears... out laughs...
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Notes
Trivia: All the original songs in the theatrical release, as well as versions shown on T.V., were replaced by other songs on the VHS and DVD release. (more)

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: Just after the wives discuss the "Great Ideas of the World" set, Jean-Guy Drouin chases a player behind the net and when they come out the other side, a director in skates and a couple members of his crew can be seen on the ice in the corner of the rink. (more)

Quotes:
Ned Braden: What are you doing?
Jeff Hanson: Puttin' on the foil!
Steve Hanson: Every game!
Jack Hanson: Want some?
(more)

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations (more)