Slap Shot

Part of Paul Newman
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Dir. George Roy Hill. 1977, 123 mins.

Teaming up again with George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting), Newman plays a self-promoting, unskilled hockey coach who aims to lead the second-rate, minor league Charleston Chiefs to victory and popularity through the use of excessive violence on the rink. Amid the film's raucous laughs and brutal humor, Newman shines in what Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “the performance of his life—to date."

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