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Slap Shot Details


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, Rovi

  • Release date:February 25, 1977


Paul Newman
as Reggie Dunlop
Michael Ontkean
as Ned Braden
Lindsay Crouse
as Lily Braden
Jennifer Warren
as Francine Dunlop
Jerry Houser
as "Killer" Carson
Strother Martin
as Joe McGrath
Andrew Duncan
as Jim Carr
Yvon Barrette
as Denis Le Mieux
Allan Nicholls
as Johnny Upton
Brad Sullivan
as Wanchuk
Stephen Mendillo
as Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton
as Drouin
Matthew Cowles
as Charlie
Kathryn Walker
as Anita McCambridge
Melinda Dillon
as Suzanne Hanrahan
M. Emmet Walsh
as Dickie Dunn
Paul D'Amato
as Tim McCracken
Ned Dowd
as Ogilthorpe
Nancy Dowd
as Andrea
Swoosie Kurtz
as Shirley/Helen Upton
Christopher Murney
as Tommy Hanrahan
Larry Block
as Peterboro Referee
Paul Dooley
as Hyannisport Announcer
Allison Caine
Christopher Murney
as Tommy Hanrahan
Swoosie Kurtz
as Shirley/Helen Upton
Paul Dooley
as Hyannisport Announcer
Larry Block
as Peterboro Referee


George Roy Hill
Stephen Friedman
Nancy Dowd
Victor J. Kemper
Elmer Bernstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Dede Allen
Henry Bumstead
Art Director
Robert L. Crawford
Associate Producer
Tom Bronson
Costume Designer
Don Sharpless
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Joyner
First Assistant Director
Marvin Weldon
Script Supervisor
Ned Dowd
Stunts Coordinator
Ned Dowd
Technical Advisor