Paul Newman plays Reggie Dunlop, the coach of a pathetic minor-league American hockey team. His care... read moreer 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
. This movie did a decent job of mixing the two. It reminded me of a blast from the oast hockey version of Semi-Pro. It wasn't as funny as Semi-Pro though. It was a decent hockey movie but
Reviewed 4 months days ago
The quintessential hockey movie, more importantly it is hilarious. Paul Newman at his raunchiest.
Reviewed 14 months days ago
The absolute best hockey movie. Good way to get geared up for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Seann William Scott,
Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his a... read moreccomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother's old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend (Jay Baruchel) quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he'll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate. -- (C) Magnolia
An alternate look at hockey that focuses on the fighting aspect. Scott is well cast as the main character who quickly fi
Reviewed 9 months days ago
Seann W Scott plays an unrealistic moron who can't play hockey or skate, but is on a professional team, sort of like a reverse Happy Gilmore on ice. The cha
Reviewed 9 months days ago
om start to finish that kept me interested in Scott's characters development from security guard to hockey brawler. Good laughs, great fights, and hockey - a solid movie all around.
The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of... read more hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: "Do you believe in a miracle? Yes!"
. But don't come to this movie looking for a definitive historical tale of how the U.S. Olympic hockey team impossibly beat the U.S.S.R. in the most politically charged Olympic Games in recent mem
Reviewed 8 months days ago
. If you're a hockey fan then this is right up your alley. But this movie appeals to everybody, hockey fan or not
Reviewed 26 days days ago
Incredible true story , Amazing themes and well made. Ice Hockey <3 RIP Herb Brooks
This fill-in-the-blanks children's comedy from Disney was such a success that it spawned a number of... read more fill-in-the-blanks sequels -- along with a real-life professional hockey team. The basic story -- outcast coach handles a team of outcast kids and turns them from losers into winners -- has been told in a number of films, including Wildcats, The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, and Youngblood. Here the sport is hockey. Emilio Estevez is Gordon Bombay, a high-powered lawyer haunted by an incident from his past: while playing pee-wee league hockey as a child, young Gordon missed a crucial shot in the state finals game, invoking the wrath of his coach, Mr. Reilly (Lane Smith). When Gordon is arrested for drunk driving, the judge orders him to take a leave of absence and coach a hockey team of misfit kids. At first, Gordon treats the coaching job with contempt. But when his team loses to a team led by his old coach Reilly, the fire under Gordon is lit. Inspired, he leads his team on a mission to succeed. The team begins to win games and soon they are ready to face Reilly's team for the big championship game. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
I so love sports games with kids. This reminds me of "The Bad News Bears" in baseball except this i
Reviewed 57 days days ago
Very funny hockey movie. Emilio Estevez is the best, and who knew Joshua Jackson would grow up to become Pacey
Reviewed 23 months days ago
a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of hi
Everybody's favorite underdog youth hockey team hits the ice for a third adventure in D3: The Mighty... read more Ducks. This time out, the Ducks' improbable success under lawyer-turned-hockey player Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has earned the group of misfits a certain degree of fame, and the entire team is given scholarships to attend Eden Hall Academy, an upscale private school with a rich and snobbish student body. The Ducks are dismayed to discover that they have a new coach, Ted Orion (Jeffrey Nordling), and they soon learn that, as freshmen, they get precious little respect from the Varsity team, and the team's melting-pot lineup makes them stick out like a sore thumb in the white, upper-class surroundings of Eden Hall. However, by the film's final reel, the Ducks will have taught their fellow classmates a lesson about teamwork and overcoming adversity. This proved to be the last film in the Mighty Ducks series, but it was followed by an animated television series that improbably turned the team into hockey stars from another dimension. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Good hockey team based drama. Feel good movie which sees the underdogs triumph ultimately against the odd
Reviewed 12 months days ago
Everybody's favorite underdog youth hockey team hits the ice for a third adventure in D3: The Mighty Ducks. This time out, the Ducks' im
Reviewed 3 years days ago
Ice Hockey, my Favorite Sports that is why I love this Movie so much.
Austin Powers trilogy star Mike Myers collaborates with writer Graham Gordy for this comedy concerni... read moreng a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. As a young child, Pitka is abandoned at the gates of an ashram in India and taken in by kindly gurus. An American by birth, Pitka absorbs the lessons taught to him by his teachers and later returns to the United States to become a leading authority on spirituality and self-help. While Pitka's methods are decidedly unorthodox, they may be the only means of ensuring that the Toronto Maple Leafs win the coveted Stanley Cup. Maple Leafs star Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) is in trouble. His estranged wife has recently begun dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) in a vengeful effort to send her husband's career into a tailspin, and when Roanoke starts to falter on the ice, the whole team starts to suffer. As their visions of leading the Maple Leafs to the Stanley Cup are quickly going up in flames, team owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer) enlist the aid of the world's best-known relationship expert in restoring the peace between Roanoke and his wife, and getting their team back on track to the championships. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player (Mal...
Reviewed 4 years days ago
. Black people don't play hockey...and those that do are not stars in tha sport.
Reviewed 4 years days ago
. Darren Roanoke was the Tiger Woods of hockey until he split with his wife Prudence. Now that Prudence is with a rival hockey player, Jacqu