Slap Shot

Located in the US Rust Belt, Charlestown is home of the hapless Chiefs, a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. To make money, the team&#39s unknown owner makes its manager, Joe McGrath, do cheesy publicity much to the players&#39 chagrin. Rumors abound among the players that if the local mill closes, the team will fold. Just before the official announcement is made, the team&#39s aging player/coach, Reggie Dunlop, does get wind that the mill is indeed closing and that this season will be the team&#39s last. Beyond efforts to reconcile with his wife Francine, who loves Reggie but doesn&#39t love his career, Reggie begins to focus on how to renew interest in the team for a possible sale as he knows if the team folds, his hockey career is over. Without telling anyone of his plan, he begins a rumor that the owner is negotiating a sale with a city in Florida. He also decides that "goon" hockey - most especially using the untapped talents of the recently acquired childlike ...
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