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Anyone Remember The Film "Slap Shot"
self | 11/25/2012 | Self

Posted on 11/25/2012 10:13:35 AM PST by Little Bill

Does anybody remember the film "Slap Shot?" I ran across a Trailer on UTUBE that brought back the Hockey Mania in Boston in the 60's and 70's.

In those days you could always get tickets to the Celtics but the Bruins were always sold out. My cousin was a Gallery God, we always got in along with an ample supply of beer from the packy across the street.

The most interesting thing I saw were the women in the crowd calling for blood during a brawl, common in the old days, reminded me of Rome.

The movie reflected alot of what I saw in those days.


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I rember during the Play Offs in the early 70's when Boston knocked out of the playoffs by Montreal a friend of mine through a beer bottle through the television screen over a bad Ref call at my VFW.

Iron Man, so called because he caught the splash from an RPG during TET and thus recieved a greyish hue and was a Canadian Frog, with a short temper, we used to say he never met a bullet that didn't like him, 7 PH's. The Post got a New TV.

1 posted on 11/25/2012 10:13:41 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill

You’ve got some quality nostalgia going on there FRiend!


2 posted on 11/25/2012 10:16:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Little Bill

Bfl


3 posted on 11/25/2012 10:25:48 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Little Bill
It's my benign and normally civilized wife's favorite film. Must be some alter ego thing.
4 posted on 11/25/2012 10:28:39 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Little Bill
If you liked Slap Shot, you might want to check this out:


5 posted on 11/25/2012 10:33:28 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Little Bill

loved that movie! one of the best sports movies ever!


6 posted on 11/25/2012 10:33:49 AM PST by kevman (happily intolerant of things i will not tolerate!)
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To: Little Bill

Ah yes. The Hanson brothers.....


7 posted on 11/25/2012 10:34:11 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Little Bill

Old Time Hockey, like Eddie Shore.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 10:35:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I spent some of my misspent youth in a Neighborhood that was 40% French Canadian and almost all Marine, except for me Army.

My cousin worked with the guy that drove the Zambronie at the Garden and left the door open for us. Good times.

Iron Man after getting hit, while Thumbing, by a bunch of Vet Pals on a drinks expedition, breaking his pelvis, six Months in the Hospital, married a women with a missing front tooth, had five kids and looks old like the rest of us. He still looks Grey and can't do a scanner.

9 posted on 11/25/2012 10:35:48 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill
"Puttin' on the foil, coach!"


10 posted on 11/25/2012 10:38:22 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Little Bill

I think Joe McGrath was the inspiration for Jerry Jones:

Johnny Upton: I’m gonna flash them, Joe!
Joe McGrath: Aw jeez, son...
Johnny Upton: Yes I am! I’m gonna walk down that stinkin’ aisle, and open this faggot bathrobe and wiggle my -—k at ‘em!
Joe McGrath: You WILL not.
Johhny Upton: Yes I am, Joe, and you know why? Because I want you to have a heart attack and die so that we never have to do this -—t again. You and your f-—in’ fashion shows.
Joe McGrath: It’s good publicity! You boys just haven’t been bringing in the crowds like you used to.
Johnny Upton: I’m telling you, ya cheap bastard, in about 30 seconds everyone in the crowd, with the exception of MY wife is gonna be running for the exits.

*Ten seconds later.......sounds of women screaming.*


11 posted on 11/25/2012 10:39:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Little Bill

No sissified megabucks sports-dorks in the age of the Hanson Brothers, that’s for sure!


12 posted on 11/25/2012 10:40:01 AM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Yo-Yo

“You think they show Speed Racer here?”


13 posted on 11/25/2012 10:41:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Yo-Yo

"I'M LISTENING TO THE #$#@ING SONG!"

14 posted on 11/25/2012 10:42:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Reo
When I met my dear ex at a bar in Nahant the guy in front of me was Bobby Orr, he got tossed to young.
15 posted on 11/25/2012 10:46:27 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; ...
Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

16 posted on 11/25/2012 10:47:27 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: dfwgator

You know the actor playing the ref that Hanson brother is yelling at in that scene? He died just last month: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Block


17 posted on 11/25/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Little Bill

In the early 90’s I went to a midnight opening screening of “Dick Tracey” (somebody elase bought the tickets). Sitting next to me in the theatre was the guy who played “Killer Kowalski” in Slapshot. We spent the entire movie talking about Slapshot, much to the annoyance of our neighbors. But nobody told us to shut up. Heh.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by happyathome
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To: happyathome

“Dave’s a Killer!’
“Dave’s a mess.”


19 posted on 11/25/2012 11:01:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Little Bill

It’s one of my all-time favorite movies!!!

HILARIOUS!!!

Like “Blazing Saddles,” it couldn’t be made today.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 11:04:19 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: dfwgator

“They brought their f___ing toys!”

Definitely not a movie for teetotalers. That woman who owned the team reminded me so much of the 80s yuppies that lived here in Conn.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 11:07:28 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Little Bill

Heard an interview once where Newman said it was hands down the film he enjoyed filming the most. Except for the trickiest of stick-handling scenes, he did all his own stuff


22 posted on 11/25/2012 11:08:24 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Little Bill

I’m not really a hardcore hockey fan but I’ve always had a sneaking fondness for the Bruins. Maybe it’s the uniforms, maybe it was Ray Bourque (a class guy in ANY sport), maybe it was Tim Thomas telling Zero to go pound sand instead of going to the White Hut. Or maybe it was Mike Milbury whacking some idiot in the stands with his own shoe. Who knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbD6W7YT5A

}:-)4


23 posted on 11/25/2012 11:15:12 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: dfwgator; Little Bill
Here's to all that S!@#th in F-L-A

Hanson Brothers debut

24 posted on 11/25/2012 11:16:46 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Little Bill
Hey ya think they show Speed Racer here?

One of my favorite films.

25 posted on 11/25/2012 11:21:39 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Little Bill
What a great movie Slapshot was. Not really one of Paul Newman's best parts, but the Hansen Brothers were great. IIRC, they were in some commercials just a couple of years ago.

Mark

26 posted on 11/25/2012 11:22:16 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: kevman

Loved that movie and Kansas City Bomber!!!


27 posted on 11/25/2012 11:23:21 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Dick Vomer
The last clip reminds me of the Spokane Flyers, 1955. First hockey game.
28 posted on 11/25/2012 11:26:54 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill

I think my favorite hockey film is “Threat Level Midnight” where he uses the puck to take out Goldface’s ________”.

Can’t spoil it for ya, if ya ever do see it.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 11:29:49 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Little Bill

"Yes I am, Joe, and you know why? Because I want you to have a heart attack and die so that we never have to do this s--- again. You and your f----n' fashion shows"

30 posted on 11/25/2012 11:29:54 AM PST by Troublemaker
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I call that the REAL sequel to Slap Shot, which has 2 official sequels that kind of stink. A sequel to Goon has been green lit.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 11:33:26 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Like “Blazing Saddles,” it couldn’t be made today.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

"She's a lesbian!"

32 posted on 11/25/2012 11:53:26 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Little Bill
Many of the Slap shot scenes were done at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, NY. The scene where the brothers went into the crowd actually did happen at a game with Mohawk Valley Comets against the Johstown Jets (Chiefs in the movie) at the Utica Aud. Utica Police responded and a great photo was taken by the Utica Observer Dispatch which I saw hanging in their Office area in the 80’s.

$6.00 at ticket and my wife and I never missed a game.

33 posted on 11/25/2012 12:00:07 PM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Little Bill
I was a big hockey fan at the time. I used to regularly go to minor league games and mixed in an occasional NHL game in Hartford after the WHA teams entered the league. I never saw the movie and can't for the life of me tell you why.

My teams are all gone now, so I don't pay much attention to hockey anymore (even on the odd occasion when they are actually playing games.) RIP Minnesota Fighting Saints, Minnesota North Stars, New England/Hartford Whalers, and New Haven Nighthawks.

34 posted on 11/25/2012 12:32:27 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Little Bill

Who own da Chiefs?


35 posted on 11/25/2012 12:47:35 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Little Bill

Did someone say HOCKEY?!?! I love this movie, even though I was just a baby in the 70s. I probably should see Goon...

But honestly, the lockout this year is killing me. I hate this so much.

/miss my Penguins


36 posted on 11/25/2012 12:58:59 PM PST by ShovelPenguin
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37 posted on 11/25/2012 1:32:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Little Bill

I remember one review, which said; “Anyone who sees this film, ought to be slapped or shot.”


38 posted on 11/25/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Little Bill

Remember the WHL Totems and the Buckaroos?!


39 posted on 11/25/2012 1:42:06 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: CrazyIvan

Maybe it’s because it was written by a woman. Hard to believe, at times, but there it is.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 2:08:18 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: bobby.223

They were in the same league with the San Francisco Seals. My dad took me to the Cow Palace in 1962 to see the Seals play the Los Angeles Blades, as well as the Portland Buckaroos and the Seattle Totems.


41 posted on 11/25/2012 2:13:04 PM PST by nd76
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To: Little Bill

Greatest “fictional” sports movie ever.


42 posted on 11/25/2012 2:18:32 PM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“Loved that movie and Kansas City Bomber!!!”

Funny, “Kansas City Bomber” came to mind as I was scrolling down and then I saw your post!.....I remember we were about 12 years old and caught the bus right in our front yard...It took us downtown to one of those huge old one screen theatres with a balcony (think it held about 1500 people all together).....We stayed and watched it twice back to back......It has since been demolished along with the 4 or 5 other one screen theatres......I feel a pain deep in my gut when I think of those days.....World was much better then.....And America was still free......Eating a burger at the lunch counter ect.......


43 posted on 11/25/2012 2:20:25 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Little Bill

I loved the Bruins, Bobby Orr was magic and Derek Sanderson was hot!

Slap Shot reminds me of those days too. Hockey was a simpler sport back then.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 2:22:44 PM PST by Varda
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To: Little Bill

” I am personally placing a hundred-dollar bounty on the head of Tim McCracken’


45 posted on 11/25/2012 2:22:49 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: nd76

Yep, I remember ‘em well. The WHL was one rough and tough league in those days and they sent a lot of talent up to the ‘Original Six’.


46 posted on 11/25/2012 2:36:29 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: bobby.223

Grew up with minor league teams in Buffalo,NY.

Remember many times the puck would be dropped at the same time as 10 pairs of gloves.


47 posted on 11/25/2012 2:44:40 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Little Bill

They convicted Oglethorpe!


48 posted on 11/25/2012 3:02:52 PM PST by TheyConvictedOglethorpe
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To: 3722535r

I SO wanted to be a Roller Derby Queen when I was little. Sigh.

That and being a mermaid at Weekie Watchee. Bigger sigh...

Still held out hope until I had to pay a mortgage.


49 posted on 11/25/2012 3:23:16 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Yo-Yo

One of the Hanson brothers became head coach of Memphis’ short-lived minor league hockey team several years after “Slapshot”.


50 posted on 11/25/2012 5:20:18 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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