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Slap Shot

Released 1977
Distributor Universal

In the great tradition of hockey comedies–wait, is there a tradition of hockey comedies? Anyway, this one was seriously undervalued in 1977 and is viewed today as a landmark in cynical sports humor as well as wall-to-wall profanity. Full of quotable dialog. A locker room favorite.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.