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SLAP SHOT 3:
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE


Year: 2008
USA DVD: Universal Pictures
UK DVD: Universal Pictures
Cast: Sara Cunning, Ryan McDonnell, Hunter Elliott, Lynda Boyd, Brett Kelly, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carson, David Hanson, Leslie Nielsen
Director: Richard Martin
Country: Canada
USA: 91 mins
UK: 87 mins
USA Rated: PG for language and rude humor
UK Certificate: 12 contains moderate sex references
USA DVD Release Date: 25 November 2008
UK DVD Release Date: 26 December 2008

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Synopsis

Thirty years after they first graced our screens the infamous Hanson Brothers are back in this all-new instalment of the phenomenal sports comedy classic, Slap Shot. Also starring comedy great Leslie Neilson and hockey greats Mark Messier and Doug Gilmour, the ferocious laughs are not only delivered through brutal action and aggressive techniques, but with a little peace, love and hockey Feng Shui.

The Slap Shot phenomena began in 1977 with legendary actor Paul Newman starring as Reggie Dunlop, veteran player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs - a loosing team in a dire financial position. Salvation arrives unexpectedly in the form of three violent goons with child like mentalities - The Hanson Brothers.

Not the Chiefs usual play style, nor coach Dunlop's preferred style, The Hanson's techniques rub off on the rest of the team and the Chiefs begin to win with virtually every game ending in a bloodbath!

Slap Shot brutalized any opposition and was hailed as one of the greatest American comedy movies of all time and the best hockey movie ever.

The Slap Shot legacy continues with SLAP SHOT 3: THE JUNIOR LEAGUE. A hungry land developer feasts her eyes on Charlestown, paying particular attention to the local boy's orphanage. The unruly boys form the Junior League, hoping they can rally up the morale of the town once more to defeat the land developers. However, their only prospect of sponsorship lay in the most outrageous players to ever hit the ice - The Hanson Brothers.

The 'Zen' like Hansons are now preaching a non-violent approach to hockey, instead concentrating on inner peace, clarity and balancing their inner chi. Referring now to hockey as "a dumb game where you bleed a lot". Have the Hansons had one puck to the head too many?

Written by Brad Riddell (American Pie: Band Camp); starring comic genius Leslie Neilson as the Mayor of Charlestown and Ryan McDonnel (Battlestar Galactica), this sports comedy about a group of underdogs proves that with a little hard work and a whole lot of spirit, even the impossible is possible.










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