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03-07-2007, 03:55 PM
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Is SLAP SHOT the best hockey movie ever?

What is your favorite hockey movie?
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i didnt really like it that much... it has a handful of great scenes followed by utter crap. If you edit out every off ice scene it would be great. But then again my 2 year old LOVED watching Miracle, but his new favorite is Slapshot for some godawful reason. I think he just likes the boob scene

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Best movie Ever. Mystery Alaska is the 2nd best hockey movie ever.

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I know it's corny as hell, but I really liked youngblood. There's some really odd stuff going on, (the rookie hazing scene is like gay softporn) but despite all that nonsense, I liked it.

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Four hockey movies which everyone should see are,

Slapshot, Youngblood, Miracle and The Rocket.

Mystery Alaska is not good and Slapshot 2 is horrendous.

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Four hockey movies which everyone should see are,

Slapshot, Youngblood, Miracle and The Rocket.

Mystery Alaska is not good and Slapshot 2 is horrendous.
What he said.

Although I have yet to peep Rocket, but I'm sure it rules.

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Also, there's a movie with a hockey playing monkey called "MVP: Most Valuable Primate". It's goofy but ok.

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Four hockey movies which everyone should see are,

Slapshot, Youngblood, Miracle and The Rocket.

Mystery Alaska is not good and Slapshot 2 is horrendous.
Never heard of the Rocket. Youngblood is so cliche I love it. Slapshot 2 is decent because it involves hockey, but that still wasn't enough to save it. Mystery Alaska is one of my favorite movies.

I LOVE SLAPSHOT. But Miracle takes my favorite spot for hockey movies because you just can't beat the miracle on ice.

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03-08-2007, 12:14 AM
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Slapshot is the best.

Youngblood was horrible, I fell asleep in the theatre during Miracle

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03-08-2007, 01:17 AM
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There really has not been a large body of cinematic work on the subject of hockey, as compared to baseball or football. It might have something to do with finding Hollywood stars who can actually skate. There was also a CBC Sunday night movie made about the late Brian Spencer that might be included among the list.
Hockey lends itself more to the the documentary makers and chroncilers out there.
The NFB of Canada did make a few a great cinematic documentaries for example Blades on Brass about the Beliveau era Montreal Canadiens. In the mid 70's there was a Canadian film about WHA journeymen with the Quebec Nordiques called Just Another Job with quips from aging WHA pros like Alain "Boom Boom" Caron and J.C. Tremblay.
The big problem with hockey and movies is that Hollywood loves happy endings and love stories interwoven with the happy ending.
Miracle On Ice was a pastiche of feel good Reagan era dogma and propaganda. David (innocent US College kids) takes on the evil Soviet Communist Goliath and triumphs. Carl Malden was very good at playing the cranky martinet Herb Brooks, but hey Carl Malden was a great actor no matter how limp the script. All those wonderful images of Jimmy Craig draping himself in the American flag were a camp version of Leni Rieffenstahl and enough to spoil the appetite of the most polite person.The fact that it was the worst game ever played by the Soviet Union National team was lost on the fawning American sycophants who cranked out that sentimental drivel.

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Can I vote for the Mighty Ducks as a trilogy?

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The Rocket was the best IMO.

It was gritty, had a sense of realism, and really brought you back to that era....plus a bunch of NHLers were in it.

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Somehow all hockey movies stay under my expectations for a really good movie.

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The Rocket was the best IMO.

It was gritty, had a sense of realism, and really brought you back to that era....plus a bunch of NHLers were in it.
Slap Shot was very realistic as well. It was based on the 1974-75 Johnstown Jets.

Slap Shot had a bunch of NAHLers. That's the North American Hockey League, which is a forefather of the ECHL and was the top minor league for the WHA.

Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned Dowd was a player on the team, followed the team around for awhile and had her brother record locker room and bus trip conversations.

Most of the outrageous incidents in the movie really did happen as well -- going into the stands, getting arrested, the fear of the mills closing. The Hanson brothers were based on the Carlson brothers, two of whom played Hanson brothers. The third Hanson brother was played by Jets defenseman Dave "Killer" Hanson, who was switched from the character based upon he when Jack Carlson couldn't do the movie because he was playing with the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.

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Can I vote for the Mighty Ducks as a trilogy?
No.

I would say Slapshot is the best hockey movie for sure. The pervert defencemen makes the movie for me. "All that snatch down in FLA"

I also like Miracle and Youngblood.

Does anyone remember the hockey movie HBO used to show every day in the late 80's early 90's? I don't remember much about it other than it was about a career minor leaguer and and can't miss prospect...

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The Rocket is an excellent movie IMHO. For those who don't know what it's about:
http://www.tribute.ca/synopsis.asp?m_id=10959

I also enjoyed http://www.cbc.ca/canadarussia72/

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I would say Slapshot is the best hockey movie for sure. The pervert defencemen makes the movie for me. "All that snatch down in FLA"

I also like Miracle and Youngblood.

Does anyone remember the hockey movie HBO used to show every day in the late 80's early 90's? I don't remember much about it other than it was about a career minor leaguer and and can't miss prospect...
Rookies with Yanic Bisson (spelling). They also used to play the one with the girl goalie. Bisson was in that too.

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Mystery Alaska is terrible

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There was the 1971 hockey movie Face-Off that did very well in Canada, but bombed badly south of the border. It was a hockey and love story about handsome young stud meets Grateful Dead type 60's chick and their conflicting lifestyles. It does feature the late great Canadian actor John Vernon as the tough dictatorial coach and had Maple Leafs defenseman Jim McKenny as the one ice body double. Not a great movie, but it does offer some great vintage footage of hockey before player wore helmets.

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There was the 1971 hockey movie Face-Off that did very well in Canada, but bombed badly south of the border. It was a hockey and love story about handsome young stud meets Grateful Dead type 60's chick and their conflicting lifestyles. It does feature the late great Canadian actor John Vernon as the tough dictatorial coach and had Maple Leafs defenseman Jim McKenny as the one ice body double. Not a great movie, but it does offer some great vintage footage of hockey before player wore helmets.
I think some Canadian film company needs to look into the possibilities of a remake...

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Miracle is one of my all-time favorite movies. When I worked at Blockbuster it was on my wall for employee favorites.

I was seriously surprised by how good Youngblood was despite it reeking of the 80s.

I own Slapshot, it's a all right movie for what it is. It has it's moments and it's pretty entertaining. But for me, the greatest hockey movie of all time has to be Slapshot 2. There's something about Steven Baldwin and the Hanson Brothers that just screams classic to me.

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Rookies with Yanic Bisson (spelling). They also used to play the one with the girl goalie. Bisson was in that too.
That was it, it is listed as a TV movie. The girl goalie movie is Hockey Night.

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But for me, the greatest hockey movie of all time has to be Slapshot 2. There's something about Steven Baldwin and the Hanson Brothers that just screams classic to me.
Are you being sarcastic?

The worst hockey movie ever is called The Deadliest Season.

Can anyone remember the hockey movie about the players setting up the first players union? It features the Detroit Redwings a lot.

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I watch slapshot every late september to help quench the thirst for some hockey

one movie not mentioned yet which was a pretty good slice of life in Quebec is a pick up hockey / beer league movie called ''Les Boys''

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