History Film / SlapShot

11th Aug '15 4:23:13 AM gallium
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The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. Ned himself appeared in the film, playing the notorious Ogie Oglethorpe. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.
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Filmed on location around Pittsburgh. The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. Ned himself appeared in the film, playing the notorious Ogie Oglethorpe. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.

* {{Pittsburgh}}: Was filmed in and around the city. PaulNewman became something of a local fixture for a few months during filming as he seemed to really enjoy the area.
18th Jul '15 3:17:57 PM marcoasalazarm
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* APauseWhileWeGawk: The strip-tease during the climactic HockeyFight eventually has all of the brawler gawking at the stripping player in befuddlement.

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* APauseWhileWeGawk: ATruceWhileWeGawk: The strip-tease during the climactic HockeyFight eventually has all of the brawler gawking at the stripping player in befuddlement.
18th Jul '15 3:16:04 PM marcoasalazarm
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* APauseWhileWeGawk: The strip-tease during the climactic HockeyFight eventually has all of the brawler gawking at the stripping player in befuddlement.
9th Feb '15 10:13:37 PM JasonJD48
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Pretty much every instance of body contact shown would be an obvious interference penalty.
30th Jan '15 7:38:22 AM TrustBen
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The fashions, hairstyles, and music are so seventies its painful. Plus the background story is the the closing of a steel mill and the crushing blow to the local economy. A very serious issue throughout the rust belt in the seventies. To boot there's a very memorable scene about women's sexual liberation!
6th Oct '14 2:18:41 PM Drcynic24
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* {{Pittsburgh}}: Was filmed in and around the city. PaulNewman became something of a local fixture for a few months during filming as he seemed to really enjoy the area.
4th Sep '14 1:41:58 PM kyojikasshu
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The Charlestown Chiefs are a minor league hockey team in the Federal League. With a losing record, a lack of popularity, and the fact that the town's mill - a main local job provider - is closing, the team seems doomed to be folded after the season. But then the team picks up the Hanson Brothers, three child-like young men that play the roughest hockey the team has ever seen (played by three [[CastTheExpert real-life minor league hockey players]]). Reggie Dunlop (PaulNewman), a veteran player and the team's coach decides to retool the team after the brothers after their fighting and overly aggressive style of play excites the Chiefs' fans. This decision splits the team between players who enjoy some good rough-housing on the ice, and those that prefer the "clean" style of playing.
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The Charlestown Chiefs are a minor league hockey team in the Federal League. With a losing record, a lack of popularity, and the fact that the town's mill - a main local job provider - is closing, the team seems doomed to be folded after the season. But then the team picks up the Hanson Brothers, three child-like young men that play the roughest hockey the team has ever seen (played by three [[CastTheExpert real-life minor league hockey players]]). Reggie Dunlop (PaulNewman), a veteran player and the team's coach decides to retool the team after the brothers after their fighting and overly aggressive style of play excites the Chiefs' fans. This decision splits the team between players who enjoy some good rough-housing on the ice, and those that prefer the "clean" style of playing. playing. In a side plot, one of the "clean" players, Ned Braden, is on the verge of losing his wife due to her displeasure with their lifestyle.

The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.
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The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. Ned himself appeared in the film, playing the notorious Ogie Oglethorpe. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.

The script was written * BerserkButton: Hanrahan with regards to his wife's sexuality, used to great effect by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.Dunlop.

The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for the Johnstown Jets, * DrivesLikeCrazy: Lily Braden, much to Reggie's concern when he has to hitch a team that included the guys who would play the Hanson Brothers in the movie. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.ride with her.

The script was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned played for ** And, of course, there are plenty of fights beforehand, such as the Johnstown Jets, a team Hansons cold-cocking their opponents during the pre-game skate leading to an all-out brawl ''before the game'', and another fight that included spills into the guys who would play stands when an opposing fan tosses his keys at one of the Hanson Brothers in Hansons. And then there's Dunlop goading the movie. The director, George Roy Hill, also directed Newman in ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.goalie Hanrahan into a fight.

* MemeticMutation: "Old time hockey!" referred in universe to ''clean'' play. In popular culture, however... Though there's a bit of ValuesDissonance at play here. At the time of the film, the idea of gooning it up as strategy was still a relatively new concept, having just been [[TropeCodifier codified]] a few years earlier by the Philadelphia Flyers (who gooned their way to a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975). But by the end of the 80s, the NHL and most professional, college, and junior leagues had began to crack down on fighting. Then as the Cold War ended and Eastern European players began to make their way to North America... bringing their quicker, finesse-based style with them... the term "old time hockey" began to refer to the goonery that say its heyday in the 1970s.
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* MemeticMutation: "Old time hockey!" referred in universe to ''clean'' play. In popular culture, however... Though there's a bit of ValuesDissonance at play here. At the time of the film, the idea of gooning it up as strategy was still a relatively new concept, having just been [[TropeCodifier codified]] a few years earlier by the Philadelphia Flyers (who gooned their way to a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975). But by the end of the 80s, the NHL and most professional, college, and junior leagues had began to crack down on fighting. Then as the Cold War ended and Eastern European players began to make their way to North America... bringing their quicker, finesse-based style with them... the term "old time hockey" began to refer to the goonery that say saw its heyday in the 1970s.

** This even extends to the teams' uniforms. Helmets didn't become mandatory in professional hockey until the late 70s and nowadays, any league worth its salt will not let a player play without one.
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** This even extends to the teams' uniforms. Helmets uniforms; many of the designs would be considered conservative or even classic today, but the [[http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc45/dkblogphotos/Slap%20Shot/0220091714-1.jpg Long Island Ducks]]' unis, based on the real-life [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/51/42/9c/51429cbd0d733b9b563e8f19a149d1dc.jpg Broome Dusters]], are definitively seventies. Also, helmets didn't become mandatory in professional hockey until the late 70s and nowadays, any league worth its salt will not let a player play without one.one. * PottyFailure: Nick Brophy on the Hyannisport team is drunk during a game, and tells Dunlop that he's going to piss himself if he takes a hit on the boards. When Braden checks him on his next shift, Brophy has to gingerly skate off the ice in shame.

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** This even extends to * SeventiesHair: Several players feature long, shaggy hair, many with big, bushy 70s mustaches or beards... and then there is the teams' uniforms. Helmets didn't become mandatory in professional hockey until the late 70s and nowadays, any league worth its salt will not let a player play without one.glory of Ogie Oglethorpe's afro.
15th Aug '14 8:15:37 AM gallium
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The Charlestown Chiefs are a minor league hockey team in the Federal League. With a losing record, a lack of popularity, and the fact that the town's mill - a main local job provider - is closing, the team seems doomed to be folded after the season. But then the team picks up the Hanson Brothers, three child-like young men that play the roughest hockey the team has ever seen. Reggie Dunlop (PaulNewman), a veteran player and the team's coach decides to retool the team after the brothers after their fighting and overly aggressive style of play excites the Chiefs' fans. This decision splits the team between players who enjoy some good rough-housing on the ice, and those that prefer the "clean" style of playing.
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The Charlestown Chiefs are a minor league hockey team in the Federal League. With a losing record, a lack of popularity, and the fact that the town's mill - a main local job provider - is closing, the team seems doomed to be folded after the season. But then the team picks up the Hanson Brothers, three child-like young men that play the roughest hockey the team has ever seen.seen (played by three [[CastTheExpert real-life minor league hockey players]]). Reggie Dunlop (PaulNewman), a veteran player and the team's coach decides to retool the team after the brothers after their fighting and overly aggressive style of play excites the Chiefs' fans. This decision splits the team between players who enjoy some good rough-housing on the ice, and those that prefer the "clean" style of playing.

* CastTheExpert: The Hanson Brothers were played by three real life minor league hockey players,[[note]]and two of them were actually brothers, with the other player a replacement for a third brother[[/note]] as were many of the opposing players.

* TheDanza: ** The Hanson brothers - Jeff, Steve and Jack Hanson were played by Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson and David Hanson respectively. ** Averted with Dave "Killer" Carlson, who was based on (and supposed to be played by) Dave Hanson, until Jeff and Steve's brother Jack Carlson (who would've played Jack Hanson) was called up to Edmonton for a playoff run, making himself unavailable for filming. Dave took over Jack's role, and Dave's role went to Jerry Houser.
6th Aug '14 10:33:47 AM GuyIncog
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* CastTheExpert: The Hanson Brothers were played by three real life minor league hockey players,[[note]]and two of them were actually brothers, with the other player a replacement for a third brother[[/note]] as were many of the opposing players.
9th Jun '14 2:04:02 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HockeyFight: The climactic final game pretty quickly devolves into this. The defusing of it (by one of the players deciding to strip-tease) MakesAsMuchSenseInContext.
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