Press Pass: Watch Slap Shot with Michael Phillips and Steve Rosenbloom
Need a cure for the lockout blues? What would a ‘Slap Shot’ night be without a Hanson Brother?
Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips and sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom co-host a panel discussion of the foul-mouthed 1977 Paul Newman hockey bash Slap Shot followed by a rare screening of the restored 35mm film. Concessions and cash bar available.
directed by George Roy Hill starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean and Strother Martin
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.
This foul-mouthed classic follows an ex-hockey star who winds up coaching a hapless minor-league club. When the Charlestown Chiefs realize that playing dirty excites the crowd, they become a squad of goon thugs, led by the iconic Hanson brothers.