Slap Shot Poster

Release Date: February 25th, 1977

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 1999

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town's minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team's last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club's recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers' actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds.

Cast: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson

Director: George Hill

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Kings Road Entertainment, Pan Arts Productions

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], MCA