Slap Shot on VHS. Starring Paul Newman. With Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, M. Emmet Walsh, Jerry Houser, David Hanson, Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson. Directed by George Roy Hill. 1977.
From the box:
This irreverent and outrageously funny look into the world of professional ice hockey has Paul Newman as the coach of the Chiefs, a third-rate minor league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up three odd-looking players whose job it is to literally attack and demolish the opposition, to the delight and cheers of a steadily increasing throng of fans. Slap Shot‘s hockey sequences, reminiscent of the football games in MASH and The Longest Yard, offer a freewheeling mixture of slapstick humor and grisly physical violence.
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