Paul Newman stars as the coach of 'The Chiefs' - a struggling minor-league ice hockey team - in this hilarious comedy about the world of professional sports. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose ob is to demolish the opposition.
Good Old Paul Newman
- Slap Shot review by CP Customer
A film starring Paul Newman and directed by George Roy Hill. Surely a winner? Don't be fooled. I rented this because i'd read someone call this a 'forgotten gem', which is half correct. There are some funny scenes but it's not aged well and i expect it was a lot funnier at the time. The film never really gets going and the plot, like so many sports films, is pretty flimsy. Newman isn't bad in it, but he's not great either. I'll remember him for his other films.