Lunchtime Movie Review Episode #117
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Slap Shot Movie Summary
Reggie Dunlop is an over-the-hill player/coach for the failing Charlestown Chiefs. The hockey team hasn’t had a winning season in years, and loses money hand over fist. In what will be their final season before the club folds, Dunlop unleashes the Hanson Brothers, a trio of childlike goons, on the league. He hopes the cheap wins and increased publicity will force the unknown owner of the team to sell the Chiefs to a Florida retirement community because old people love blood and violence on ice.
After a successful season, the owner folds the team anyway, and uses the loss as a tax write off, but Reggie is still a winner. His team wins the Federal League championship (due to forfeit). He gets a new job coaching in a new town (to win back his ex-wife), and Charlestown gives him one final street parade beneath the magical marquee of a XXX double feature; so he has that going for him, which is nice.
No word on if the Hanson Brothers banged things into the boards at that theater, but I doubt they went there for a tight storyline and mind-blowing cinematography.
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