Slap Shot

A team of ringers is brought in to outfight the Chiefs. It turns into a massive brawl with no hockey at all. The player who had been against all the brawling in the first place starts skating around the ice stripping as he goes. The other players, announcer and crowd all react like he is making a mockery of the sport. Paul Newman understands that he is really making no more a mockery of the sport then they were by fighting all the time.

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Continuity mistake: A shot of the chiefs' bench shows Newman on the left and Ontkean on the right. Ontkean says "I can't believe my frigging eyes." Neither can I. The next 2 rapid camera cuts show Ontkean on Newman's left, then on Newman's right again.

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Jim Carr: Here's a name for you nostalgia fans: Clarence "Screaming Buffalo" Swamptown. I'll never forget an exclusive interview in which Swamptown revealed that he calls his hockey stick the "Big Tomahawk," and he usually refers to the opposing players as "the little scalps."

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Trivia: The Billy Charlesbois character (the tall blonde guy with those knock out twins as his "groupies" throughout the movie) is played by Guido Tenisi, a real life hockey player, who among other things represented Team Italy in The World Championships in Helsinki in 1982.

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