Slap Shot

(1977)

Overview

Located in the US Rust Belt, Charlestown is home of the hapless Chiefs, a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. To make money, the team's unknown owner makes its manager, Joe McGrath, do cheesy publicity much to the players' chagrin. Rumors abound among the players that if the local mill closes, the team will fold. Just before the official announcement is made, the team's aging player/coach, Reggie Dunlop, does get wind that the mill is indeed closing and that this season will be the team's last. Beyond efforts to reconcile with his wife Francine, who loves Reggie but doesn't love his career, Reggie begins to focus on how to renew interest in the team for a possible sale as he knows if the team folds, his hockey career is over. Without telling anyone of his plan, he begins a rumor that the owner is negotiating a sale with a city in Florida.

  1. Nancy Dowd

    Writer

  2. George Roy Hill

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop

  2. Strother Martin

    Strother Martin

    Joe McGrath

  3. Michael Ontkean

    Michael Ontkean

    Ned Braden

  4. Jennifer Warren

    Jennifer Warren

    Francine Dunlop

  5. Lindsay Crouse

    Lindsay Crouse

    Lily Braden

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Status Released

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  • February 25, 1977
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget -

Revenue $28,000,000.00

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