Skip to comments.Anyone Remember The Film "Slap Shot"
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.
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.
You’ve got some quality nostalgia going on there FRiend!
loved that movie! one of the best sports movies ever!
Ah yes. The Hanson brothers.....
Old Time Hockey, like Eddie Shore.
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.
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.*
No sissified megabucks sports-dorks in the age of the Hanson Brothers, that’s for sure!
“You think they show Speed Racer here?”
"I'M LISTENING TO THE #$#@ING SONG!"
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
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.
“Dave’s a Killer!’
“Dave’s a mess.”
It’s one of my all-time favorite movies!!!
Like “Blazing Saddles,” it couldn’t be made today.
“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.
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
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.
One of my favorite films.
Loved that movie and Kansas City Bomber!!!
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.
"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"
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.
"She's a lesbian!"
$6.00 at ticket and my wife and I never missed a game.
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.
Who own da Chiefs?
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
I remember one review, which said; “Anyone who sees this film, ought to be slapped or shot.”
Remember the WHL Totems and the Buckaroos?!
Maybe it’s because it was written by a woman. Hard to believe, at times, but there it is.
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.
Greatest “fictional” sports movie ever.
“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.......
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.
” I am personally placing a hundred-dollar bounty on the head of Tim McCracken’
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’.
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.
They convicted Oglethorpe!
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.
One of the Hanson brothers became head coach of Memphis’ short-lived minor league hockey team several years after “Slapshot”.