Slap Shot Original: The Man, the Foil, and the Legend
Even though it's been 30 years since its cinematic debut, Slap Shot has endured the test of time. Starring Paul Newman, the movie depicts the ... Show synopsis Even though it's been 30 years since its cinematic debut, Slap Shot has endured the test of time. Starring Paul Newman, the movie depicts the hilarious antics of the Charlestown Chiefs, a tough-as-hell minor league hockey team. Perennial losers and in financial trouble due to the mill closing in town, the team is slated to fold at season's end. So, in a desperate ploy to sell tickets, the team's stingy owner decides to "goon it up" by bringing in the toughest hombres he can find: The Hanson Brothers. With their long hair, thick-taped glasses, foiled-up brass knuckles, and pugilistic desire to beat the crap out of anybody that messed with them or their teammates, the Hansons stole nearly every scene they were in en route to becoming instant superstars both on and off the ice. The trio's ringleader, Dave Hanson, now tells-all in his highly anticipated biography. Not only will readers get a behind-the-scenes look at what life was like on the set during the filming of the movie, they will also be treated to stories from the actors and players themselves. A master storyteller, Hanson also talks candidly about what life was like afterwards, as he climbed the ladder into the ranks of professional hockey. His journey from the ponds of St. Paul, Minnesota, to the National Hockey League was full of obstacles and adversity, but he made it through sheer determination and a passion for the game. Because of the popularity of the movie, Hanson found himself with a big target on his back whenever he hit the ice. As a result, he was constantly forced to drop the gloves and defend himself--earning the respect of his peers, one opponent at a time. Hanson would later go on to become a coach, and he sharesa lot of the life lessons and wisdom that he has learned along the way.